Mesopotamia: Inventing Our World

Mesopotamia: Inventing Our World

Presented by: RSA Insurance

  • Closed
January 22, 2013 to January 5, 2014
  • Level B2, Garfield Weston Exhibition Hall


The world we live in was born in Mesopotamia more than 3,000 years ago. Home to the world’s first great cities, the land “between the rivers” is the birthplace of writing, of codified laws, of urban planning, of long-distance trade, and of empire-building.

ROM Ancient Cultures, in collaboration with the British Museum, presents Mesopotamia: Inventing Our World,exploring this legacy through an astounding array of artifacts—most never before seen in Canada.

Drawn from the British Museum’s extraordinary collections as well as the ROM’s and from the University of Chicago Oriental Institute Museum, the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, and the Detroit Institute of Arts, this is your only opportunity to see these priceless objects under one roof.

Plus: Experience a unique 3-D re-creation of mysterious Babylon, take advantage of many hands-on opportunities and join us for illuminating public lectures and events that delve deeper into this ancient culture.

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Archive of the Explore Mesopotamia lecture series.

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Authored by: Cheryl Fraser