A British Museum Touring Exhibition

Ancient Iraq: New Discoveries

Sat 26 Mar – Sun 19 Jun 2022

Djanogly Gallery

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Some of the first cities in the world developed in Ancient Iraq.

Its people developed and devised many things that we take for granted today, from the wheel to schools. They invented irrigation systems to water crops, divided time into 60-second minutes and 60-minute hours, and created writing – one of the most important developments in human history.

This British Museum touring exhibition celebrates the rich cultural legacy of Iraq through 80 remarkable objects and two fascinating stories, helping to highlight the challenges of protecting Iraq’s diverse cultural heritage following decades of conflict.

The British Museum

Ancient Iraq: Fantastic Firsts

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