Friday, July 16, 2010


Up-coming..... Visible Speech: The Origins of Writing in the Ancient Middle East


September 28, 2010 through March 6, 2011

Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago

The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, one of the world's leading research centers for the study of the languages of the ancient Middle East, will present a new exhibit "Visible Speech: The Origins of Writing in the Ancient Middle East." At this time in history, when our reliance upon the written word and information storage is increasingly so dramatically and irreversibly, it is timely to reflect on humanity's earliest attempt to preserve speech in writing. Learn More



Saturday, May 8, 2010

Near Eastern Seals Exhibit.....Ongoing

The Morgan Library & Museum
225 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10016
Tel: 212-685-0008

Pierpont Morgan took great interest in ancient Near Eastern seals, as is evident from his collection, dating 3500–330 B.C. This exhibition displays a number of the best examples of these objects, which are among the earliest known pictorial carvings used to communicate ideas. Created for about three thousand years in the region the ancient Greeks called Mesopotamia, or "the land between two rivers," the function of seals was both practical, as a means of identification, and amuletic, intended to protect or benefit the owner in some way. They are among the smallest pictorial objects ever produced—often just one inch in size—intricately detailed by sculptors who carved them with simple tools in semiprecious stones.....Learn More

Iraq’s Ancient Past: Rediscovering Ur’s Royal Cemetery Exhibit


Pennsylvania Museum,
Philadelphia


See dressing queen Puabi images
Gallery talks

Monumental Miniatures: Masterpieces from the Morgan's Collection of Ancient Near Eastern Seals and Tablets Sidney Babcock, Associate Curator and Department Head, Department of Seals and Tablets, The Morgan Library & MuseumFriday, June 11, 2010, 7 p.m.All gallery talks and tours are free with museum admission; no tickets or reservations are necessary. They usually last one hour and meet at the Benefactor's Wall across from the coat check area.

The Morgan Library & Museum
225 Madison Avenue
New York, NY
10016Tel: 212-685-0008

Written in Stone: Historic Inscriptions from the Ancient Near
East, ca. 2500 B.C.–550 B.C. Ongoing

April 13, 2010 through September 5, 2010

The Morgan Library & Museum
225 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10016
Tel: 212-685-0008


The Morgan Library & Museum in New York is hosting a display of inscribed ancient Near Eastern stone artifacts this spring and summer in its exhibit Written in Stone: Historic Inscriptions from the Ancient Near East. The highlight of the exhibit is a Mesopotamian tablet from the Middle Assyrian period (13th century B.C.) that has never been displayed in a museum. Add Image

To learn more about Written in Stone Exhibit visite the Morgan Library & Museum
To see the online Exhibit click here

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Ziggurat of Ur, 2010 by American Army in Iraq, images © Al-Nasiryia net

You can review it at IRAQ Heritage Watch's Channel

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