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Community Scholar Talk at River Forest Public Library
Sun, September 17, 2017, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM CDT
The Community Scholars Program provides presentations on themes ranging from exhibition highlights to our archaeological research and discoveries.
Ancient Mesopotamia: Highlights from the Oriental Institute Collection
Speaker: Sam Harris, PhD candidate in Mesopotamian archaeology
The Oriental Institute Museum houses a world-class collection of artifacts from Mesopotamia. At this event, we will use the highlights of this collection to discuss the people and societies of ancient Mesopotamia as well as the often fascinating histories of the objects themselves.