One hundred miles south of Baghdad, Iraq, lies a great mound of man-made debris sixty feet high and almost a mile across. This is Nippur, for thousands of years the religious center of Mesopotamia.
Dangerous Archaeology: Francis Willey Kelsey and Armenia (1919-1920)
Presents photographs, letters, telegrams, diaries, and other archival records illustrating one American archaeologist's expedition to the Near East in the short period of peace following the Great War.
Cave of the Warrior
American Museum of Natural History exhibition featuring a rare find from the fourth millennium BCE: a unique burial assemblage that included unusual textiles, sandals, and the oldest bow known to be preserved in the Near East.