Toronto’s Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) will be hosting the Mesopotamia exhibition later this year, the first stop in a North American tour of artefacts from the British Museum. The exhibition, which will run from June 22, 2013 to January 5, 2014, will feature more than 170 priceless objects.
More than 3,000 years of accomplishments by the civilization are explored in the exhibition. Widely credited with the invention or development of writing, long-distance communication, law, trade networks, and the first empires, Mesopotamian society also launched and advanced literature and sophisticated art, concurrently with great intellectual, spiritual, and scientific advances. These achievements still influence us today.
These artifacts, most never before seen in Canada, are augmented by those from the ROM