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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.
To be honest, 2 things attracted me to this museum. The word "Semitic" and the Yelp offer of a free T-shirt with a check in. I'm not even embarrassed to admit that. As small as the museum is, it... Read more
A fascinating and free museum in a nice building with interesting exhibits yet few people. I easily could have spent more time there, but at least the time I had there was very well worth it. Read more
Solid museum! We were at the natural history museum and the map showed us this one as well, so we walked over. They have exhibits on Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia including tombs of mummies,... Read more
Harvard Museum of the Ancient Near East
- Sun - Fri: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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