Founded in Mesopotamia by the prophet Mani in the mid-third century, Manichaeism spread west across the Mediterranean and east along the Silk Road through the work of multilingual missionaries. Following the death of Mani, Manichaeans encountered widespread persecution. While the religion was practiced for centuries, persisting in southern China into the 17th century, it was so effectively suppressed throughout much of the world that until the 20th century Manichaeism was known only through the words of its oppressors. Join Dr. Jill Unkel on a private tour of The Mystery of Mani exhibition, where she will introduce this lost religion and how the rediscovered of the works of its adherents deepened or understanding of this once thriving community.
Location: Lecture Theatre at the Chester Beatty
Time 2 pm