Sudan Pavilion

Sudan's pavilion was of contemporary Islamic architecture, capped with a translucent dome. Inside, displayed on the first floor was a recently discovered fresco of the Madonna painted on limestone. Also displayed were relics of the great Nubian civilization which flourished 4000 years ago as well as Sudan's industrial products and a variety of modern handicraft wares; leopard-skin stoles, alligator shoes and purses, and jewelry in silver and ivory.

On the second floor were artifacts of southern jungle tribes and western desert nomads. At the rear of the pavilion, facing a tropical garden with exotic birds was a restaurant that featured traditional dishes.

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