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Ancient Mesopotamia Speaks - Highlights of the Yale Babylonian Collection
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Agnete W. Lassen Eckart Frahm
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Ancient Mesopotamia Speaks - Highlights of the Yale Babylonian Collection

Agnete W. Lassen Eckart Frahm Klaus Wagensonner


Yale University

Exhibition catalogues & specific collections;
Middle Eastern history;
Ancient history: to c 500 CE;


296 pages

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A stunning guide to the treasures housed within the Yale Babylonian Collection, presenting new perspectives on the society and culture of the ancient Near East The Yale Babylonian Collection houses virtually every genre, type, and period of ancient Mesopotamian writing, ranging from about 3000 B.C.E. to the early Christian Era. Among its treasures are tablets of the Epic of Gilgamesh and other narratives, the world's oldest recipes, a large corpus of magic spells and mathematical texts, stunning miniature art carved on seals, and poetry by the first named author in world history, the princess Enheduanna. This unique volume, the companion book to an exhibition at Yale's Peabody Museum of Natural History, celebrates the Yale Babylonian Collection and its formal affiliation with the museum. Included are essays by world-renowned experts on the exhibition themes, photographs and illustrations, and a catalog of artifacts in the collection that present the ancient Near East in the light of present-day discussion of lived experiences, focusing on family life and love, education and scholarship, identity, crime and transgression, demons, and sickness. EXHIBITION SCHEDULE Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History (04/06/2019-06/30/2020)

Edited by:   Agnete W. Lassen, Eckart Frahm, Klaus Wagensonner
Imprint:   Yale University
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 275mm,  Width: 223mm,  Spine: 18mm
Weight:   1.184kg
ISBN:   9781933789378
ISBN 10:   1933789379
Pages:   296
Publication Date:   July 2019
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Unspecified

Agnete W. Lassen is associate curator of the Yale Babylonian Collection at the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History. Eckart Frahm is professor of Assyriology at Yale University. Klaus Wagensonner is a post-doctoral researcher at Yale University.

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