Program Patron: Anne Y. Lindsey
Join world experts for a series of informative and entertaining lectures delving into the archaeology, art and innovation of Mesopotamia.
Lectures run 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM.
Tickets $25, Members $22, Students $18
Buy lecture tickets online by selecting a lecture or call 416.586.5797.
Old Excavations and New Tricks: Rediscovering the Royal Cemetery of Ur
Dr. Richard Zettler
Chair, Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations, University of Pennsylvania; Associate Curator in Charge, Near East, Penn Museum
December 4 (Lecture in French)
Regard de l'historien sur la chute de Babylone en 539 av. notre ère
Professor of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations at the University of Toronto
Emerging Cities, Emerging Art: Mesopotamian Architecture and Art
Oct. 26 - Nov. 23 (excludes Nov 9)
4 weeks, Saturdays, 1:30 - 3:30 PM
A close look at the ROM's Mesopotamia exhibit reveals the first instances of urbanization and the rich artistic traditions that emerged from this early civilization. This course will look at the emergence of complex societies and the art and architecture that defined them.
Thunder in the Heavens: Mesopotamian Myth and its Ties to Western Religion
Oct. 27 - Nov. 24 (excludes Nov. 10)
4 weeks, Sundays, 1:30 - 3:30 PM
The faith of the Mesopotamian people was rich and diverse and has influenced the faith practiced by billions of people today. This course will dig into the cosmology, deities, myths and legends of Mesopotamia and how these are reflected in current belief systems.