• APRIL 6, 2019 - JUNE 30, 2020
  • Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, New Haven
  • April 6, 2019 to
    June 30, 2020
  • Category: Art & Museum Exhibits

Event Details

  • April 6, 2019 to
    June 30, 2020
  • 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • $6-$13

Venue

  • Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History
  • 170 Whitney Avenue
  • New Haven, CT 06511
  • 203-432-5050
  • http://www.peabody.yale.edu

Event Description

Ancient Mesopotamia, “the Land Between the Rivers,” was the birthplace of writing, urban culture, the state, and many other concepts and institutions that shape our world to this day. Stretching from the Tigris to the Euphrates in what is now Iraq and Syria, Mesopotamia produced beautiful and intriguing works of art, myths and epics celebrating gods and heroes, and treatises on mathematics and medicine. Almost all objects on view are from the Yale Babylonian Collection, founded in 1911 and today one of the major repositories of Mesopotamian artifacts outside Iraq. At a time when Mesopotamian cultural heritage is gravely endangered, these artifacts seek to give voice to this ancient civilization and allow Mesopotamia to “speak” again through its texts and imagery.  

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