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Tentoonstelling 'De geschiedenis begint in Mesopotamië' in het Louvre Lens

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  • Panneau de briques ornant la Voie processionnelle de Babylone : lion passant Babylone Époque néo-bab
  • Statuette de taureau à tête humaine Mésopotamie, Sumer Époque néo-sumérienne, vers 2150-2000 avant J
  • Statuette dite « la fontaine de Tello » Tello (ancienne Girsu), tell K dit de la « Maison des fruits
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November 2nd, 2016 to January 23rd, 2017 - Extended to January 30th, 2017 (free on January 28th, 29th & 30th)
Temporary exhibition gallery - Louvre Lens museum

The Louvre-Lens museum highlights Mesopotamia, a brilliant civilization that never ceases to fascinate. Situated for the most part in present-day Iraq, Mesopotamia is considered "the cradle of history".
At the origin of the invention of writing, the first cities and the first dynasties, the Mesopotamian civilization also gave a refined literature and art and advanced the sciences, religion and philosophy.
More than 400 works - some of which have never been shown - recall 3000 years of history and remind us of the importance of this exceptional world heritage, now threatened by the tragic situation in the Middle East.

Opening days and times: every day except Tuesday, from 10am to 6pm.

Full price: 10 €
Reduced price 18-25 years old: 5 €
Free for under 18 years old

Access from Lille : TER train, stop "Lens" + free shuttle every 20 minuts
Louvre Lens museum : 99 rue Paul Bert 62300 LENS

Guided tours of the exhibition on sale at the museum.
Online booking is not possible for the same day: for reservations within 24 hours, you can reach our team by phone on +33 (0) 359 579 400.
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Van maandag tot zaterdag: 9u30-12u30 en 13u30-18u