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Audio Gallery Tour

A tour of selected exhibits with commentary by Timothy Potts, Director of the Fitzwilliam Museum, Barbara Brend, exhibition curator, and Charles Melville, Professor of Persian History, University of Cambridge. The tour stops can be played online or downloaded to your own mp3/audio player to take to the Fitzwilliam when visiting the exhibition.

If you bring a mobile phone to play the audio guide in the Museum, please note that phone calls and photography are strictly prohibited in the galleries.

The audio guide is also available on players for hire, at a small charge, in the exhibition.

You can play each of the items online or download them in a variety of formats.
Alternatively you can download all items as a podcast using ITunes or in other players by using this RSS feed

 

1. Opening of Ferdowsi’s Shahnameh1. Opening of Ferdowsi’s Shahnameh

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2. Ferdowsi encounters the court poets of Ghazni2. Ferdowsi encounters the court poets of Ghazni

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3. The ship of Shi‘ism3. The ship of Shi‘ism

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4. Lohrasp enthroned4. Lohrasp enthroned

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5. Tahmineh comes to Rostam5. Tahmineh comes to Rostam

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6. Manuchehr enthroned with Rostam in attendance6. Manuchehr enthroned with Rostam in attendance

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7. The dying Rostam shoots Shaghad7. The dying Rostam shoots Shaghad

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8. The King of Mazandaran turns himself into a rock8. The King of Mazandaran turns himself into a rock

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9. Esfandiyar slays Arjasp in the Brazen Hold9. Esfandiyar slays Arjasp in the Brazen Hold

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10. Eskandar seeks the Water of Life10. Eskandar seeks the Water of Life

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11. Bizhan slays Nastihan11. Bizhan slays Nastihan

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12. Qaran slays Barman12. Qaran slays Barman

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13. Rostam slays the White Div13. Rostam slays the White Div

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14. The Simorgh heals Rakhsh14. The Simorgh heals Rakhsh

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15. The fire ordeal of Siyavosh15. The fire ordeal of Siyavosh

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16. Dress saddle16. Dress saddle

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17. Bahman-Ardeshir swallowed by a dragon17. Bahman-Ardeshir swallowed by a dragon

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18. Key Kavus airborne18. Key Kavus airborne

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