Pages from of one of the oldest Qurans in existence, and a painting described as Uzbekistan’s “Mona Lisa,” are among the historic treasures on show at a new exhibition at the Louvre Museum in Paris.
“The Splendours of Uzbekistan’s Oases” features more than 170 works offering a glimpse into the country’s past, including celebrated wall paintings, Buddhist sculptures and everyday items belonging to ancient civilizations. The exhibition is co-curated by archeologist Rocco Rante, who has been excavating since 2009 in Uzbekistan’s Bukhara Oasis.