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Shah 'Abbas the Great: the 1000km walk to Mashhad

Retrace the route of Shah 'Abbas's journey from Isfahan to Mashhad to gain insights into travel along the Silk Road.

In 1601, Shah 'Abbas walked from Isfahan to Mashhad. Caroline Mawer, Birkbeck, has retraced the route using vehicles and walking significant sections to try to discover how long the journey might have taken, giving fascinating insights into medieval travel along the Persian Silk Road, and into the itinerant court of Shah 'Abbas


Caroline Mawer | talks


Date and Time:

7 May 2009 at 6:30 pm





British Museum
Great Russell Street

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