Mystery in Mesopotamia | University of Oxford

Mystery in Mesopotamia

Andy Lowings, Jennifer Sturdy, Mark Harmer, Dr Steph Conner
Event date
Event time
11:00 - 12:00
Ashmolean Museum
Beaumont Street
Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
£5/£4 concessions
Disabled access?
Booking required

In a dark tomb 4,500 years ago in ancient Sumer, 68 women went to their deaths in a mysterious grave. Accompanying them was a musician, who died with her hands over her instrument, a beautifully ornate lyre. This talk explores the last days of the Sumerian court of Queen Pu Abi and the importance of the instrument found in this tomb. Followed by free public performances at 2.30pm and 3.30pm in Gallery 19 and at 2pm and 3pm in the Atrium.