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.
1. Opening of Ferdowsi’s Shahnameh
2. Ferdowsi encounters the court poets of Ghazni
3. The ship of Shi‘ism
4. Lohrasp enthroned
5. Tahmineh comes to Rostam
6. Manuchehr enthroned with Rostam in attendance
7. The dying Rostam shoots Shaghad
8. The King of Mazandaran turns himself into a rock
9. Esfandiyar slays Arjasp in the Brazen Hold
10. Eskandar seeks the Water of Life
11. Bizhan slays Nastihan
12. Qaran slays Barman
13. Rostam slays the White Div
14. The Simorgh heals Rakhsh
15. The fire ordeal of Siyavosh
16. Dress saddle
17. Bahman-Ardeshir swallowed by a dragon
18. Key Kavus airborne