A unique ancient map of the Mesopotamian world.
Sometimes described as the 'first charter of human rights'.
Myth and reality
13 November 2008 – 15 March 2009
Discover the greatest city of
ancient Iraq through archaeology, history and art
For two thousand years the myth of Babylon has haunted the European imagination. The Tower of Babel and the Hanging Gardens, Belshazzar’s Feast and the Fall of Babylon have inspired artists, writers, poets, philosophers and film makers.