The Exhibition

Ancient Mesopotamia

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.

June 22, 2013 to January 5, 2014.

Book tickets online today to guarantee entry. Members, reserve your tickets.

Members Preview

Dave Hollands, Head, Creative

On June 21, 2013 ROM Members were invited to preview the Mesopotamia: Inventing Our World, presented by RSA Financial. During this event, Dave Hollands, creative lead of Mesopotamia, reveals the most exciting (and complex) challenges as ROM staff brought this exhibition to life for Toronto visitors.

From the Summer issue of ROM Magazine: Inventing our World. Members of the Mesopotamia core team talk about the experience...and their favourite objects. (Read article in PDF format.)