Saturday, August 30, 2008

Ancient Babylon: A Metaphor for the Dark Side of Civilisation

source_488da76f74e18_36_Theunissen_EinsturzdesTurmeszuBabel"The collapse of the Tower of Babel" by Cornelisz Anthonisz, Etching, 1547

Was the city state of Babylon in ancient Mesopotamia really a den of iniquity or was it in fact the world's first city of learning? Berlin is currently showing a comprehensive exhibition that dispels the myths about Babel and tells the truth about the ancient city of Babylon. Ariana Mirza reports.
Read the article;

"Babylon – Myth and Truth"
The exhibition is organised by the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, the Musée du Louvre and the Réunion des musées nationaux, Paris, and the British Museum

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