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See Ancient History in a Modern Light : New Middle East Galleries

New Middle East Galleries featuring 10,000 years of human history Opening Weekend: April 21-22, 2018 , with a gala preview April 14

The 4,500-year-old crowning jewelry of a Mesopotamian queen. One of the world’s oldest wine vessels. A baby’s rattle. A school child’s first writing primer. A workman’s tool. The very first spreadsheet. Through these fascinating objects and over 1,200 more, the Penn Museum’s new Middle East Galleries will take you on a journey, exploring how ancient Mesopotamian societies gave rise to the world’s first cities—cities not so different from our own.


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