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Event Details

Daily Life in Ancient Lebanon

18 June 2016 - 25 September 2016
Oriental Museum

The people of ancient Lebanon played a fundamental role in shaping the history of the Mediterranean and yet, despite their importance in antiquity, they remain unknown to most people today. Based on the latest research, this exhibition provides an accessible introduction to the culture and society of Lebanon in the ancient world.

Supported by the British Museum,the National Museum of Beirut and the American University in Beirut, this exhibition explores issues of faith, conflict, government, culture and trade in the ancient Levant.

Ancient treasures are displayed alongside everyday artefacts - many of which have never been displayed in the UK before - bringing to life current Durham University research into this fascinating region.

The exhibition forms the centrepiece of a summer long festival of events. Find out more as the project progresses by following us on Twitter or Facebook or go to the exhibition website.

(Image: Phoenician perfume bottle in the shape of a hedgehog, around 6th century BCE, Oriental Museum number EG5333)