Friday, June 21, 2013

Explore ROM's Newest Exhibition: Mesopotamia - Inventing Our World

Poster: Mesopotamia: Inventing Our World
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Image: Foundation tablet, Steatite, Ur, 2094-2047 BCE, © The Trustees of the British Museum

The Royal Ontario Museum Exhibition

Mesopotamia: Inventing our World

Opens this Saturday, June 22

A rare opportunity to see extraordinary treasures of Sumer, Assyria and Babylon from the British Museum and other preeminent institutions, this exhibition represents an international partnership of exceptional scope.

The ROM is the only North American venue. Exhibition runs June 22, 2013 to January 5, 2014.

Exploring over 3,000 years of accomplishments of this ancient civilization to reveal the significance many still have on our lives today, Mesopotamia features over 170 priceless objects from the esteemed holdings of the British Museum.

These artifacts, most of which have never been seen in Canada, are augmented by iconic objects from the ROM’s own renowned collections and other leading institutions, including the University of Chicago Oriental Institute Museum, University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Penn Museum, Philadelphia), and Detroit Institute of Arts.

Plus: This impressive exhibition showcasing a unique 3-D re-creation of mysterious Babylon, take advantage of many hands-on opportunities and join the Royal Ontario Museum for illuminating public lectures and events that delve deeper into this ancient culture.

Book tickets online today to guarantee entry.

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Mesopotamia is presented by the British Museum in collaboration with the Royal Ontario Museum. Supported by the Department of Canadian Heritage through the Canada Travelling Exhibitions Indemnification Program / Avec l'appui du ministère du Patrimoine canadien par le biais du Programme d'indemnisation pour les expositions itinérantes au Canada. Foundation tablet, Steatite, Ur, 2094-2047 BCE, © The Trustees of the British Museum.

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