Yale Peabody Museum Gallery Talk

Life in Ancient Mesopotamia

Agnete W. Lassen

Associate Curator, Yale Babylonian Collection

Collections Manager, YPM Division of Anthropology


Thursday, Sept. 21, 4:00 pm

David Friend Hall, Yale Peabody Museum


Yale University holds one of the largest collections of seals and textual materials in America. Associate Curator and Collections Manager Agnete Lassen will bring a selection of objects and talk about the history of Yale’s Babylonian Collection, the invention and decipherment of cuneiform writing, ancient cooking, cylinder seals and the destruction of cultural heritage in the past and the present. Refreshments to follow.