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In 586 BCE, the city of Jerusalem fell to the Babylonian army. Its destruction triggered significant changes in the intellectual, cultural, religious and political identities of the people associated with the city, with effects that continue down to the present. This exhibition explores how Jerusalem, a small Iron Age city state, became the world's religious capital and an ethereal symbol of the imagination.

Featured: 'The River of Paradise' from The Angers Apocalypse Tapestry from the collection Imaginations: The Heavenly City

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Imaginations: The City as Destination

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Imaginations: The Modern City

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The Ancient City: Religious Diversity

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The Ancient City: The Domestic Sphere

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Imaginations: The Temple

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The Ancient City: The Public Sphere

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Imaginations: The Heavenly City

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The City Destroyed

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