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MESOPOTAMIAN MARVELS

1 GREGORIAN EGYPTIAN MUSEUM, VATICAN MUSEUMS

ROME

The Gregorian Egyptian Museum is one of the various galleries that make up the Vatican Museums located within the Vatican City. Founded by Pope Gregory XVI in 1839, it is dedicated to the Antiquities of the Ancient Near East and has nine rooms in total, with the Mesopotamian artefacts housed in Room VIII alongside materials from pre-classical Syria-Palestine. Among the various objects on display, there are several cylindrical seals and cuneiform tablets to discover, which have been in the possession of the Vatican as part of the Pontifical Biblical Institute since the 1970s. The collection

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