1 1 1 1 Ancient Mesopotamia in Venice at Palazzo Loredan, Campo Santo Stefano, 20 January - 25 April 2017 Nearly 200 handworks from the Ligabue Collection, displayed for the first time, evoke the great civilizations of ancient Mesopotamia, now an inaccessible territory. The birth of writing, which occurred almost simultaneously in Egypt and Mesopotamia around 3200 BC, marks one of the most fascinating and revolutionary chapters in the history of civilization.
The Ligabue Collection here exposed, belonging to the namesake Foundation, has also borrowed pieces from other institutions such as the Regio Museum of Torino and the Museum of Archaeology in Venice: rightly from the latter comes the bas relief discovered by A.H. Layard (1817-1894), the archaeologist who found the legendary city of Ninive (and lived in Venice for a while).

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