Two female visitors looking at an audio guide in room 54

Room 54

Anatolia and Urartu 7000–300 BC

Visiting the gallery

Opening times

Daily 10.00–17.30 (20.30 on Fridays)

Objects in Room 54 show different cultures of Ancient Anatolia and Urartu from Prehistoric to Hellenistic times. 

Ancient Anatolia and Urartu form an important land link between Europe and Asia. They lie where the modern Republic of Turkey, Armenia, Georgia and north-west Iran are located today. 

Examples of Early Bronze Age craftsmanship on display include silver bull and cup. Business archives of Middle Bronze Age merchants illustrate trading between central Anatolia and Mesopotamia (modern Iraq). Delicate gold jewellery and figurines date from the Hittite period. Iron Age objects from Urartu, include winged bulls and griffins used to decorate furniture.

Accessibility

  • Some objects in this collection feature on the British Sign Language guide handset, available from the audio guide desk in the Great Court.
  • Some objects in this collection feature on the audio description guide, available from audio guide desk in the Great Court.
  • Step-free access. 
  • View sensory map (opens in new window).

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