Ancient Mesopotamia Speaks: Highlights Of The Yale Babylonian Collection

May 14, 2019|
Ancient Mesopotamia Speaks: Highlights Of The Yale Babylonian Collection by Agnete W. Lassen
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A stunning guide to the treasures housed within the Yale Babylonian Collection, presenting new perspectives on the society and culture of the ancient Near East

The Yale Babylonian Collection houses virtually every genre, type, and period of ancient Mesopotamian writing, ranging from about 3000 B.C.E. to the early Christian Era. Among its treasures are tablets of the Epic of Gilgamesh and other narratives, the world’s oldest recipes, a large corpus of magic spells and mathematical texts, stunning miniature art carved on seals, and poetry by the first named author in world history, the princess Enheduanna.

This unique volume, the companion book to an exhibition at Yale’s Peabody Museum of Natural History, celebrates the Yale Babylonian Collection and its formal affiliation with the museum. Included are essays by world-renowned experts on the exhibition themes, photographs and illustrations, and a catalog of artifacts in the collection that present the ancient Near East in the light of present-day discussion of lived experiences, focusing on family life and love, education and scholarship, identity, crime and transgression, demons, and sickness.



EXHIBITION SCHEDULE

Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History
(04/06/2019—06/30/2020)

Agnete W. Lassen is associate curator of the Yale Babylonian Collection at the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History. Eckart Frahm is professor of Assyriology at Yale University. Klaus Wagensonner is a post-doctoral researcher at Yale University.
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Title:Ancient Mesopotamia Speaks: Highlights Of The Yale Babylonian Collection
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:296 pages, 11 X 8.5 X 1 in
Shipping dimensions:296 pages, 11 X 8.5 X 1 in
Published:May 14, 2019
Publisher:Yale University Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781933789378

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