SOAS University of London




28 January - 21 March 2003


There is to be a series of public lectures accompanying the exhibition, initiated and organised by Marian Bukhari, presented in association with LMEI (London Middle East Institute) and the Department of Art & Archaeology, School of Oriental and African Studies, chaired by Dr. Anna Contadini:



5th FebruaryDr Geoffrey King"Coastal Pilgrim routes from Syria to the holy cities"
12th FebruaryJohn Lawton"Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh trade routes"
19th FebruaryDr Majeed Khan"Petroglyphs and Rock Art of Arabia"
26th FebruaryJonathan Potter"Cartography and the mapping of Arabia"
5th MarchDr. Martin Lings"Mecca, Madinah and the Pilgrimage"
12th MarchDr Saad Al Rashid"Darb Zubaidah and the Hajj routes"
19th MarchDr Mustafa Aksay"Hejaz Railway as one of the Hajj routes"