Marduk, Ishtar and Co.: The Great Gods of the Mesopotamians – Exhibition talk for Families and children 6 – 12 years

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Marduk, Ishtar and Co.: The Great Gods of the Mesopotamians – Exhibition talk for Families and children 6 – 12 years

– © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Vorderasiatisches Museum / Olaf M. Teßmer; CC NC-BY-SA

According to Mesopotamian beliefs, mankind was created in order to serve the gods. Every city had a specific god who protected the city, and to whom a temple was dedicated. The gods appeared and also behaved like humans, although they possessed supernatural powers. Representations of divinity are found on reliefs, cylinder seals, and many other works of art. In order to show that it was a representation of the gods, their images would be identified for example with eye-catching crowns made from horns. Every divinity had its own symbol. The crescent moon and a circle stood for the moon-god Sin, the star for the goddess Ishtar.Tickets can be reserved online and on the day from the museum ticket desk. Spaces are limited.

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