June 08, 2003

British Museum

Today we went to British Museum and saw the exhibition " The Museum of the Mind: Art and memory in world cultures". The idea and concept was fine but the exhibition itself was just a mishmash of artefacts. The opening speech to the exhibition by Ben Okri is quite interesting.

We also had the chance to hold a genuine cuneiform clay tablet from ancient Mesopotamia, which was great! The cuneiform was used most extensively in the ancient Middle East. It was employed for writing a number of languages from about the end of the 4th millennium BC until about the 1st century BC. The earliest documents in cuneiform were written in Sumerian, the language of the inhabitants of southern Mesopotamia. Cuneiform writing was impressed onto clay tablets with a reed stylus.

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Posted by mehrdad at June 8, 2003 11:05 PM | Art |