Saturday 13 May 2023
9.30am – 10.30am
When Richard Fidler came across the account of Ibn Fadlan – a tenth-century Arab diplomat who travelled from Baghdad to the cold riverlands of modern-day Russia – he was struck by how modern his voice was. Born of a people obsessed with travel, knowledge and adventure, Ibn’s journey encompassed a vanished imperial city and the largest empire the world had ever seen. Join Richard for this exploration of a dazzling lost world, and one empire’s rise and utterly devastating fall.
Hosted by Meri Fatin
Included in Weekend Pass and Saturday Day Pass