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【Autumn Special Exhibition】 Gods and Humans in the Ancient Orient – Welcome to the Mythological World

16 September - 12 November 2017 【Autumn Special Exhibition】 Gods and Humans in the Ancient Orient - Welcome to the Mythological World

  Since the dawn of humans, people have tried to understand and explain their surroundings in terms of the relationship between humans and the divine – How were the sky and the earth created? How did humans come to exist? Why do humans have to die? We call these stories myths. They are still fascinating, suggestive and evocative, and furthermore they are even motifs of novels, films and plays in modern society. Myths are entertainment and a device for us to share social knowledge and ethics at the same time.

  This special exhibition shows the diversity of mythologies that are displayed through art works and such as statues, statuettes, paintings, seals, potteries, vessels and other forms from Greece, Rome, ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, India, China and Japan. They also tell us the meanings and roles of myths in modern society.

Exhibition Venue The Ancient Orient Museum, Sunshine City Bunkakaikan 7th floor
Exhibition period 16 September - 12 November 2017
* The Museum Collection Gallery is temporarily closed.
Opening Hours 10:00-17:00 (Last admission at 16:30)
10:00 – 20:00 on occasional Fridays when Evening Lectures are scheduled (admission up to 19:30)
Closed No closed days during the special exhibition
Admission Fees Adult 900 JPY | Students 700 JPY | Schoolchildren 500 JPY
100 JPY discount for over 20 people.
Half price for visitors with disabilities and free entry for one attendant.
Hosted By The Ancient Orient Museum
Special Sponsorship

Sunshine City

Co-sponsorship Toshima City, Toshima City Board of Education
Exhibition Sections Section 1 Origins of mythology
Section 2 Origins of the world
Section 3 Heroes
Section 4 Goddesses
Section 5 Fertilities and Fecundity
Section 6 Monsters
Section 7 Afterlife
Section 8 Japanese Mythology
Exhibition Catalogue Price 1,080 JPY including tax/B5/80 pages/Colour

Related Events

Card games – Have fun and learn about the various gods and goddesses!

Further Informations (in Japanese)

Public lecture: Ancient Orient Mythology – Mesopotamia, Iran and Egypt

Further Informations (in Japanese)

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開館時間
午前10:00~午後5:00
(入館は午後4:30まで)
休館日
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