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Saturday, April 18, 2015

A hodgepodge of the rare and precious

The Malek museum has paintings and carpets and manuscripts. There's a room full of old coins, including some from the old Persian Empire that were minted for Croesus after the Persians took over Lydia, and gold coins with a profile of Alexander the Great.

There's also a room devoted to calligraphy, which is almost like abstract art if you don't read Farsi, and maybe even if you do.

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