Oriental Institute Virtual Museum
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"Mesopotamia" - the land between the rivers, the Tigris and the Euphrates - derives from an ancient Greek term and is used by archaeologists to refer to the area now roughly equivalent to the modern country of Iraq. The Oriental Institute Museum houses one of the finest Mesopotamian collections in the world, which was acquired almost exclusively through archaeological excavations. Surrounding the entrance to this gallery is a reconstruction of a Neo-Babylonian gateway that includes two original lions made of glazed brick that come from the Processional Way in Babylon.
Revised: February 19, 2007