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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

The acclaimed exhibition highlighting ancient Sumer, Assyria, and Babylon makes its North American debut at the ROM

For immediate release:
Mesopotamia: Inventing Our World
Statue of Ashurnasirpal

(Toronto, Ontario – June 12, 2013) The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) is the sole Canadian venue to host Mesopotamia: Inventing Our World during its international tour.

This impressive exhibition showcasing an innovative society makes its North American debut on Saturday, June 22, 2013 in the Garfield Weston Exhibition Hall on Level B2 in the Museum’s Michael Lee-Chin Crystal. On display only until Sunday, January 5, 2014, the ROM’s engagement of Mesopotamia: Inventing Our World is presented by RSA Insurance.

Exploring over 3,000 years of accomplishments of this ancient civilization to reveal the significance many still have on our lives today, Mesopotamia features over 170 priceless objects from the esteemed holdings of the British Museum.

These artifacts, most of which have never been seen in Canada, are augmented by iconic objects from the ROM’s own renowned collections and other leading institutions, including the University of Chicago Oriental Institute Museum, University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Penn Museum, Philadelphia), and Detroit Institute of Arts.


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