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Preview The Persian Sensation: The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám in the West

Watch a trailer for the exhibition The Persian Sensation: The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám in the West, open now through August 2 at the Harry Ransom Center.

Featuring 200 items from the Ransom Center's collections, this exhibition explores how a translation of Persian verses about mortality, fate, and doubt went from obscurity to celebrity in British and American culture.

The song, "Gypsy Nights," courtesy of 1001 Nights Orchestra.