Myth and reality

13 November 2008 – 15 March 2009

Discover the greatest city of
ancient Iraq through archaeology, history and art

For schools and teachers


Teaching resources to download:

Babylon teachers' resource pack
(pdf 2.5 Mb)
Artists and Babylon
(Powerpoint 2.3Mb)
Babylon as a heritage site 
(Powerpoint 977Kb)
Objects from Ancient Babylon
(Powerpoint 910Kb)

Ancient Mesopotamia

Ancient Mesopotamia website

Visit the Museum’s award-winning website on ancient Mesopotamia.

A etching of the Destruction of the Tower of Babel by Cornelius Anthonisz

Image: Cornelius Anthonisz, Destruction of the Tower of Babel. Etching, 1547.

Supported by the Blavatnik Family Foundation

Exhibition organised by the British Museum,
the muse du Louvre and the Runion des muses
nationaux, and the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin.

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