‘The Nineveh Medical Encyclopaedia’ is a 2,600-year-old handbook for medicine containing thousands of descriptions of diseases and symptoms, together with therapeutic prescriptions. It’s currently being translated into English as part of a Wellcome Trust funded project – Researcher Krisztian Simko takes a closer look at the story of ancient medicine, and some of the complaints and cures listed in the ancient Mesopotamian encyclopedia.
30 November 2021
17 August 2020
As the Museum prepares to open its doors once again, staff and volunteers share the objects they’re most excited to see again.
7 May 2020
Journey back over 2,600 years with curator Gareth Brereton as we visit the Assyrian capital city of Nineveh. Discover the sights, shopping destinations, entertainment and local delicacies not to be missed (and the areas to steer clear of).
24 July 2019
Our current major exhibition explores Japanese manga and the variety of stories they tell. But storytelling through art is nothing new. Humans have long used pictures to communicate their greatest tales. Here we discover the stories told through nine different objects from around the world and throughout human history.
1 February 2019
With its exquisite palaces, vast libraries and lush gardens, Nineveh was one of the most important cities of the ancient world. Carine Harmand explores the 19th-century quest to locate and unearth the great lost city…
4 January 2019
Delve into this great king’s world with Curator Gareth Brereton as he lifts the lid on the ancient sport of royal lion hunting.
25 October 2018
Ashurbanipal’s Library is one of the most important archaeological discoveries ever made. But what actually is it? Jonathan Taylor, Middle East Curator and expert on the Library of Ashurbanipal, takes a closer look…
4 October 2018
King Ashurbanipal might have been a fearsome warrior but he was also a keen gardener! We take a look at how the Assyrian kings created a slice of paradise on earth with their exotic botanical gardens.
19 June 2018
In advance of our major autumn exhibition, curator Gareth Brereton gives a run down of what you need to know about the Assyrians, from luxury palaces and lion hunting to libraries and letters.
19 June 2018
Warrior. Scholar. Empire builder. King slayer. Lion hunter. Librarian. Take a closer look at the great Assyrian king Ashurbanipal.
2 April 2018
Researcher Mathilde Touillon-Ricci takes us into the secret world of Assyrian smugglers and merchants, 4,000 years ago, and reveals some of their cunning plans to avoid paying taxes!