|Events >> Social Event|
|Title||Fellows-only Event - “The Wonders of Ancient Mesopotamia”|
|Date||20 April 2013|
|Time||10.00 a.m. - 1.30 p.m.|
|Venue||Hong Kong Museum of History, 100 Chatham Road South, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong|
Come and join our group tour to the “The Wonders of Ancient Mesopotamia” – first time in HK and only venue in Asia!
This spectacular exhibition showcases more than 170 carefully selectedartefacts from the BritishMuseum. Divided into three sections, the guide will take Fellows through the agricultural developments of Sumer, the military might of Assyria and the legacy of cosmopolitan Babylonia.
Artefacts on display include clay tablets bearing the earliest human writing in cuneiform scripts; a handsome selection of cylinder seals used in commercial and legal transactions; a stunning array of jewellery made of gold, silver and precious gems; political and religious statues in different shapes and sizes; impressive palace furnishings made of bronze and ivory; a host of military and ceremonial gears and a series of massive stone reliefs featuring hunting and battle scenes. These innovations are very relevant to our lives today and well worth seeing!