|This wooden granary model was placed in a tomb, and was meant to come to life to provide the deceased with grain forever.|
|Faceplate from a slipper coffin.|
|The Code of Hammurabi. Cast from the original at the Louvre.|
|The Rosetta Stone. Cast from the original at the British Museum.|
|Detail from a cast of the Obelisk of Shalmaneser III, 824 BCE in ancient Babylon.|
|Mummy, upper-class Egyptian male, probably New Kingdom.|
|A cuneiform business message from ancient Babylon.|
|Proclamation by King Nebuchandnezzar of Babylon, 604 BCE. |
Found in a temple wall, it proclaims that the king restored the temple.
|A barrel cylinder from King Nebuchadnezzar II of Babylon, describing one of his temple|
building projects and asking the god it honored to aid him and smite his enemies.
|The entrance to their tomb recreation.|
|Murals inside the tomb.|
|Murals inside the tomb. The deceased wanted acrobats to perform for his entertainment in the afterlife.|
|Statue of Sekhmet.|
|Replica of the famous artist's model for a bust of Queen Nefertiti.|
|Pharaoh Akhenaten, an artist's rendition |
from the original in the Luxor Museum.