Lynn Davis – Modern Views of Ancient Treasures, Dans Le Monde Arabe, In the footsteps of Ibn Battuta

Lynn Davis – Modern Views of Ancient Treasures, Dans Le Monde Arabe, In the footsteps of Ibn Battuta

Verona, Italy Saturday, December 10, 2011Saturday, February 18, 2012


Verona, Italy
Saturday, December 10, 2011Saturday, February 18, 2012

Lynn Davis – Modern Views of Ancient Treasures, Dans Le Monde Arabe, In the footsteps of Ibn Battuta

Dec 10, 2011 – Feb 18, 2012

At some point during my travels (1989- 2010) in the Middle East I read “The Journey of Ibn Battuta” by the great Egyptian writer Naguib Mafouz. I thought it was fiction. It was, but based on the real Ibn Battuta, the 14th century Muslim scholar & traveler. As I researched his life & journey I had no intention of repeating his twenty-nine year journey, but as life would have it I have more or less followed loosely in his footsteps.
Sitting in a café in the Ibn Battuta Mall in Dubai I imagined this project. This exhibition is a part of the larger project. I feel now is an excellent time to show these architectural gems that show the origins and treasures of these great cultures.

Lynn Davis, 2011