The Big Think

October 16, 2011

History

Filed under: Science — jasony @ 9:01 am

It’s easy to forget that ancient peoples also studied history – Babylonians who lived 2,500 years ago were able to look back on millennia of previous human experience. That’s part of what makes the museum of Princess Ennigaldi so remarkable. Her collection contained wonders and artifacts as ancient to her as the fall of the Roman Empire is to us. But it’s also a grim symbol of a dying civilization consumed by its own vast history.

The story behind the world’s oldest museum, built by a Babylonian princess 2,500 years ago: “”

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