"Falnama: The Book of Omens" exhibition was opened at Smithsonian Arthur Sackler Gallery in Washington.

The exhibition displays three falnama, books of omens, from Turkey and Iran, which were previously used by sultans, shahs and commanders to learn the future.

The displayed fortune-telling books were brought from Topkapi Palace in Turkey as well as from Berlin and New York.
The exhibition comprises more than sixty works of art from international public and private collections and is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue.

It will remain open till January 24, 2010.