The Ancient Near East in Kentucky
January 2022 - May 2024
This exhibit primarily focuses on the role of writing in two early urban societies, Mesopotamia and Egypt.
The artifacts in this WKU Teaching Pod/exhibit are roughly 4,300 to 3,000 years old. In the 19th century, museums and libraries throughout the Western world acquired cultural artifacts from ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, often from a desire to connect with what they considered the origins of Western civilization or Biblical History.
Artifacts in the exhibit include:
The Kentucky Museum and the WKU History Department are pleased to present events in connection with The Ancient Near East in Kentucky. Check back as new events and programs are added.
Thursday, February 10th 3-4PM - Opening Reception.
Supplemental Materials for HIST 101 World History I Students
Identification of Sarcophagus Wood Species Dr. Chris Byrne
Unlocking the Mysteries of Ebla Dr. Ron Veenker. Note: This was published in Fanlight, a Kentucky Library and Museum newsletter, January 1984.