From 02/05/2019 to 12/08/2019
The history of the artifacts of the Hittite empire is one filled with drama. These sculptures and other items of significance where created by this rival to Egypt pre-1200BC. The pieces had great significance and status for the empire. They were forgotten until an excavation in Tell Halaf, near the Turco-Syrian border in the 1910s. Many sculptures were uncovered and taken to Berlin for exhibition and preservation. However, they suffered again when Berlin was bombed in WWII. Today the reconstructed items are about to move again to another exhibition. They will be in the possession of curators at the Musee du Louvre.
This exhibition, called Forgotten Kingdoms Heirs of the Hittite Empire is part of the summer season for the Louvre in 2019. This is a great chance to see these items in person and learn more about their history and cultural significance.
The show starts on May 2nd, 2019 and will run until August 12th, 2019.
From May 2 to August 12, 2019
Hall Napoléon, under the Pyramid
€15 (permanent collections + exhibitions)