The Lynn H. Wood Archaeological Museum is honored to be the home of the William G. Dever Near Eastern Collection, which, together with other donations and acquisitions, provides the basis for a stunning visual display of more than two hundred objects from Egypt, Babylonia, Persia, Syria-Palestine, Greece, Cyprus, and Anatolia. Illustrated through hundreds of photographs, drawings, and pieces of original art, the exhibit is designed to introduce artifacts in their ancient life setting. Highlights of the exhibit include an ancient Babylonian brick stamped with Nebuchadnezzar's name, a complete series of lamps from the Chalcolithic to the early Arabic periods, a rare Syrian clay model of a chariot complete with wheels, handwritten cuneiform tablets from the ancient Ur, and a series of Syrian toggle pins from the Middle Bronze Age. Today this is the largest teaching collection of ancient Near Eastern ceramics in North America.

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