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“housing ancient Near Eastern exhibitions”
By housing ancient Near Eastern exhibitions, Harvard Museum of the Ancient Near East explores the rich history of cultures connected by the family of Semitic languages. Exhibitions include a full-scale replica of an ancient Israelite home, life sized casts of famous Mesopotamian monuments, authentic mummy coffins, and tablets containing the earliest forms of writing. Like the artifacts it displays, the museum itself has a rich and nuanced history.
This museum highlights works and artifacts from the Near East - broadly, the Middle East and the Mediterranean, or the regions where Semitic languages are spoken - and has historically led some of... Read more
Free museum next to the Peabody that gets a fraction of the traffic. A fascinating reminder that laws and literature are 5,000 years old and not invented in the modern era. Less crowded than many... Read more
Harvard Museum of the Ancient Near East
- Sun - Fri: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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