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Forgotten Kingdoms: Heirs of the Hittite Empire.

The Hall Napoleon at The Louvre museum presents an exhibition that displays key artifacts from the Hittite Empire.

From 02/05/2019 to 12/08/2019

The Louvre is renowned as one of the leading centres for art and culture in Paris. One of the institution’s aims is to preserve the history and cultural relics of war-torn countries. They want to ensure that these ancient treasures are preserved and studied away from conflict. One such region is Tall Halaf site on the Turco-Syrian border. This Syrian heritage site was once home to the Hittite Empire, but key artifacts lay buried until the early 20th century. After relocation to Berlin, these sculptures were under threat from bombing in WWII. Finally, a conservation team worked to restore the pieces and ensure their survival. 

Next Spring, the Hall Napoleon at The Louvre will host these sculptures in an exhibition called Forgotten Kingdoms: Heirs of the Hittite Empire. This is a great opportunity to see these artifacts up close in the centre of Paris. This is another chapter in the long history of these relics, and one that history lovers will want to be a part of. 

Address :

The Louvre Paris

Hall Napoléon, under the Pyramid

Contact : +33 (0)1 40 20 53 17

Price : €15

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