21st March 2010

British Museum, Great Russell St, London WC1B

They take New Year (‘Nowruz’/’Norouz’/’Norooz’… it means ‘New Day’, anyway) very seriously in Iran (or, as it’s a traditional cultural thing, ‘Persia’): the customs include spring cleaning (and properly, mind – not just a token gesture), buying a new outfit, a display of objects beginning with ‘S’ (in Farsi, obviously), leaping over bonfires, goldfish and…