From Hadrian to Babylon…
Hadrian continues to be busy, though not as much as the First Emperor exhibition. By this Monday, 92,000 tickets had been sold. For one of the reviews of the exhibition, click here.
It is the second of the three exhibitions being held in the Round Reading Room, but we are also opening an exhibition in our usual temporary exhibition space later this year: Babylon will open on 13 November, and run until 15 March 2009. The exhibition will explore both the archaeology of Babylon during the reign of King Nebuchadnezzar II (605-562 BC), but also the rich legacy of modern art inspired by the city.
A preview video can be seen at www.britishmuseum.org/whats_on/future_exhibitions/babylon.aspx