What's on: 31 Mar

Gallery Tour of the British Museum: Ancient Mesopotamian Religion

Gallery Tour of the British Museum: Ancient Mesopotamian Religion

Dr Irving Finkel
Sunday 31 March
1:00pm - 3:00pm

Held at the British Museum: Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London, WC1B 3DG

Dr Irving Finkel is Assistant Keeper of the Ancient Mesopotamian script, language and cultures department in the British Museum. He is the curator in charge of cuneiform inscriptions on tablets of clay from ancient Mesopotamia, of which the Middle East Department has the largest collection - some 130,000 pieces - of any modern museum.

This tour will take the form of a wander through the Ancient Mesopotamian galleries at the British Museum with Dr Finkel, looking at a variety of evidence that bears on the religion of the Sumerians and the Babylonians.

It will consider which features are characteristic of that culture and which might be readily paralleled elsewhere.

There will be an attempt to look at the scribes and writers of these ancient documents as once living people rather than rigid waxworks.

We will meet at the foyer of the main British Museum enterance. Admission into the British Museum is free - however a donation of £5 is reccommended - admission is not included in the price.

Dr Irving Finkel

Dr Irving Finkel is Assistant Keeper of the Ancient Mesopotamian script, languages and cultures department at the British Museum. He is the curator in charge of cuneiform inscriptions on tablets of clay from ancient Mesopotamia, of which the Middle East Department has the largest collection - some 130,000 pieces - of any modern museum.

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