Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Splendours of Mesopotamia

Splendours of Mesopotamia is the name of the most recent exhibition organized by Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC) at Manarat Al Saadiyat (a 15,400 square meters type-of-cultural-center located in Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi), open until June 27, 2011, from 10am to 8pm.

The exhibition, which showcases objects from the Middle East collection of the British Museum and from Al Ain National Museum, actually delivers what it promises: an introduction to “the history of the ancient civilisation of Mesopotamia as the crucial region in the development of human civilisation” and an exploration on how “knowledge has been passed from the ancient to the modern world particularly in areas of science, communication, art and literature”.

Visitors will be able to enjoy not only the exhibition and its guided tours, but also a series of related programs and events, such as workshops, talks and lectures – all free; though prior booking and registration is required. There is something for everyone: children, teens and adults!
Splendours of Mesopotamia is the first in a series of exhibitions preparing for the opening of Zayed National Museum in 2014. Judging by the quality of this exhibition, related public program and supporting material distributed, we can all expect great things to come.
For enquiries and bookings call +971 2 657 5900 or email

Don’t miss it!

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