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Photo exhibition of XIX century Levant opens in Amman

9. Photo exhibition of XIX century Levant opens in Amman
(Photo: Petra)
AMMAN — Deputizing for HRH Prince Hassan, chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Royal Institute for Interfaith Studies, Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Nayef Fayez, on Tuesday inaugurated an exhibition of new prints of a collection of old Levant photos gathered by Brazilian Emperor D. Pedro II (1831–1889) during his trip to the Holy Land, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.اضافة اعلان

The exhibition, which is part of the celebrations of the bicentennial of Brazilian Independence, was held by the Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts (JNGFA) and the Brazilian embassy in Amman, with the support of the Arab Brazilian Chamber of Commerce.

The photos exhibited are part of the “Thereza Christina Maria Collection”, which is considered one of the most valuable collections of photos of the 19th century. They are considered the first Brazilian set of documents to be included in the UNESCO Memory of the World Register list, the embassy said in a statement.

The photos will be exhibited daily at the JNGFA building from 9am to 5pm, except Fridays until December 1.

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