Mesopotamia: Civilization Begins

  • March 18, 2020 through July 27, 2020
  • The Getty Villa, Pacific Palisades, California
Mesopotamia, the land "between the rivers" in modern-day Iraq, was home to Sumerians, Babylonians and Assyrians. Among their many achievements are the creation of the earliest-known script (cuneiform), the formation of the first cities, the development of astronomical and mathematical knowledge, and spectacular artistic and literary accomplishments. The exhibition covers three millennia, from the first cities in about 3200 BCE to Alexander the Great's conquest of Babylon in 331 BCE.
The Getty Villa
Interior view of The Getty Villa

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