Wednesday, 24 September 2014

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde View 'Sacred Places, Sacred Books'

Belgian King Philippe and Queen Mathilde enjoyed an educational visit to the Museum aan de Stroom (Museum on the River) in Antwerp today, where they viewed the exhibition 'Sacred Places, Sacred Books'.

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The exhibition features more than two hundred pieces relating to the sacred art and sacred texts of Rome, Mecca and Jerusalem in an examination of both the differences and similarities between Christianity, Islam and Judaism.

Museum aan de Stroom

The King and Queen seemed fascinated by the pieces displayed and listened with interest to the experts as their historical and religious significance was explained.

Museum aan de Stroom Twitter

Quite a number of people attended the museum to show support and see the King and Queen.

Museum ann de Stroom Twitter

The exhibition runs until 18th January 2015 and cultural events are also planned around Antwerp, including walks and lectures about the city's churches, synagogues and mosques. There is also a presentation of Jerusalem by the Berlin theatre company, which is described as "a portrait of a city" and explores the historic and ancient city from all aspects of life within.

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1 comment:

  1. anon from Leominster26 September 2014 at 16:58

    Love her outfit and would love to visit that exhibit. No chance, I fear but it sounds interesting and important for our times.

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