Mesopotamia: Civilization Begins

  • through August 16, 2021
  • Getty Villa, Pacific Palisades, California
This exhibition explores the land “between the rivers” in modern-day Iraq—home to the Sumerians, Babylonians and Assyrians. Among their many achievements are the earliest-known script (cuneiform), the first cities, the development of advanced 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. 
Exhibition 1
Exhibition 1
through August 13, 2021
Scala / Art Resource, NY
"Statue of Prince Gudea With a VAse of Flowing Water," Neo-Sumerian period, about 2120 BCE, dolerite.
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