Visit Us | Contact Us | Membership | Make a Gift | Calendar | Order Online | What's New

Print this Page

Home > Museum > Virtual Museum > The Mesopotamian Gallery

Oriental Institute Virtual Museum

Please note: To view the Oriental Institute Virtual Museum's panoramic movies, you must have the free Apple QuickTime player installed on your computer.

Click on the image to download the panoramic movie.

Mesopotamian Gallery: Daily Life

Exhibitions in this area of the gallery focus on daily life in ancient Mesopotamia. Entertainment included board games and gaming pieces, examples of which are exhibited here, along with representations of athletic events like wrestling, and what may be toy models and rattles. Music was another form of entertainment, and representations of various instruments are displayed. A mockup of a typical private house and courtyard has been reconstructed using household pottery and stone and metal implements dating to ca. 1800 B.C. To the right are plans of some ancient Mesopotamian cities and photographs of excavated houses and streets.

Detailed List of Artifacts on Exhibit


Return to the Museum Floor Plan

Revised: February 19, 2007

Home > Museum > Virtual Museum > The Mesopotamian Gallery