A plunge into one of the most fascinating civilizations… This is what the Louvre offers through an exhibition focusing on Hittite art called “Forgotten Kingdoms, Heirs of the Hittite Empire” and running from May 2 to August 12, 2019. An exhibition inviting visitors to discover this great power and rival of the ancient Egypt that dominated Anatolia (current Turkey) before spreading its influence all over the Levant until 1200 B.C.
A plunge into the legendary sites of “this forgotten civilization” including – among others – the ruins of the Tell Halaf site set not far from the boarder between Turkey and Syria. A majestic site discovered by archeologist Max von Oppenheim thanks to excavations between 1911 and 1913 including sculptures adorning Aramean king Kapara’s palace that have been badly damaged after several bombings during WWII.
The exhibition particularly highlights the restoration work of these sculptures that have started in the 2000’s and more generally the “continuous efforts to preserve the jeopardized heritage”, this collection being the unfortunate witness. A calling for the Louvre committing itself for years to preserve heritages, gathering a global community. Let’s follow the steps of a forgotten civilization, shall we friends?
From 2 May 2019 to 12 August 2019
Musée du Louvre
Pyramide - Cour Napoléon
75001 Paris 1
Métro Palais Royal - Musée du Louvre
Ouvert tous les jours de 9h à 18h sauf le mardi
Nocturnes jusqu’à 21h45 le mercredi et le vendredi