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Connected to Ancient Iraq: New Discoveries

Feasts of the Dead: Mortuary Ritual in the Royal Cemetery at Ur

Saturday 02 April, 1pm and 2.15pm
Djanogly Gallery

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£3 (free concessions)
45 minutes
Suitable for ages 12+

Join Dr Nancy Highcock, Curator for Ancient Mesopotamia in the Department for the Middle East at the British Museum, for a highlight tour to be followed by discussion. 

This talk will highlight the rich materials from the famous 3rd millennium BC “royal” cemetery of Ur and share the stories of those buried there. 

Image credit: Bead necklace; gold and lapis lazuli; Ur, Iraq; 2600BC-2300BC © The Trustees of the British Museum

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