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Tile from a frieze, from the  Shah-i-Zinda tomb complex at Samarqand, Uzbekistan, 14th century. Museum no. 1286-1893

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Tea: East and West

Tea: East and West

This evocatively illustrated book tells the story of tea around the world, and celebrates its contribution, past and present, to civilized existence. …

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Discover South Kensington

Discover South Kensington brings together the Victoria and Albert Museum and the other leading cultural and educational organisations to promote innovation and learning. South Kensington is the home of science, arts and inspiration. Discovery is at the core of what happens here and there is so much to explore every day.

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Event - A Room from Damascus

Fri 17 April 2015–Fri 15 April 2016

DISPLAY: In the 18th-century, the main reception rooms in Syrian upper-class houses began to be highly decorated with colourful painted wooden panelling.

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