≪Ancient Orient Museum 2021 Summer Special Exhibition≫ “Enjoy the Ancient Orient! Children’s Museum” & “Attracted by Gold, Silver and Copper” * July 17th (Sat) -September 23rd (Thursday / holiday) *

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Two exhibitions will be held at the same time !!

At the Ancient Orient Museum (Director: Akio Tsukimoto) in Sunshine City (Ikebukuro, Tokyo), as a special exhibition in the summer of 2021, "Enjoy the Ancient Orient! Children's Museum" where children and adults can enjoy learning about the Ancient Orient, and ancient times We will hold two special exhibitions at the same time, "Attracted by Gold, Silver and Copper", an exhibition focusing on the material "Gold, Silver and Copper" that has fascinated people from ancient times to the present day.

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<Overview>
Exhibition name: 1. Enjoy the ancient Orient! Children's Museum 2. Fascinated by gold, silver and bronze
Session: July 17th (Sat) -September 23rd (Thursday / holiday)
Opening hours: 10: 00-16: 30 (admission is until 16:00) * Opening hours may change
Admission fee: General 700 yen High school students 500 yen Junior and elementary school students 200 yen (Group discounts for 20 or more people and discounts for people with disabilities are available.)
Special site: https://aom-tokyo.com/exhibition/210717_summer.html
Organizer: Ancient Orient Museum
Special cooperation: Sunshine City
Sponsored by: Toshima Ward, Toshima Ward Board of Education

What is the "Ancient Orient"?
An ancient civilization that flourished in the present Middle East region. It includes ancient Egypt, ancient Mesopotamia, ancient Persia, etc., and is said to correspond to the period from the 4000 BC when Sumer rose to the 4th century BC when Alexander the Great made an eastern expedition.

1. Children and adults can enjoy! "Enjoy the Ancient Orient! Children's Museum"



This exhibition is designed to introduce the charm of the ancient Orient world to children, mainly elementary and junior high school students, who do not have the opportunity to learn the history of the Orient in class.
Based on the collection exhibition of the Ancient Orient Museum, there is a mechanism to enjoy exhibits such as "Ancient Orient Ruins Stamp Rally (starting on August 1)" and "Favorite Exhibit Drawing Sheet" so that children can enjoy learning about the history and culture of the Ancient Orient. There are many.
Elementary, junior high and high school students will receive a "Museum Note" with an exhibition commentary.

From those who are new to the history of the Ancient Orient to those who want to know more about it, please come to the world of the Ancient Orient, which has been devised so that everyone can enjoy it!

You can also stamp your original towel!

You can also stamp your original towel!

There are 6 types of stamps

There are 6 types of stamps

There are 6 types of stamps

There are 6 types of stamps

Drawing sheets can be displayed in the museum

Drawing sheets can be displayed in the museum

Elementary, junior high and high school students will receive a museum notebook for free! (Limited quantity) You can enter the museum many times for free during the exhibition period by presenting your notebook.

Elementary, junior high and high school students will receive a museum notebook for free! (Limited quantity) You can enter the museum many times for free during the exhibition period by presenting your notebook.

2. Pay attention to the materials that have fascinated people since ancient times! "Attracted by gold, silver and copper"

In the special exhibition "Attracted by Gold, Silver and Copper", which has fascinated people since ancient times , the encounter between humans and gold, silver and copper, the story of mines, how to make gold, silver and copper products, how to use them, etc. Introducing the ancient Orient gold, silver and copper products (containers, weapons, trinkets, coins, etc.).
In addition, there will be an experience corner (8/1 ~ 9/5) where Alexander the Great coin and Queen Cleopatra coin will be stamped on stone powder clay. (Free participation, clay products can be taken home.)

Stamped on stone powder clay with a mold taken from the real thing! Lower left: Alexander the Great silver coin Upper center: Queen Cleopatra silver coin Lower right: Athenian owl silver coin

Stamped on stone powder clay with a mold taken from the real thing! Lower left: Alexander the Great silver coin Upper center: Queen Cleopatra silver coin Lower right: Athenian owl silver coin

Queen Cleopatra Coin

Queen Cleopatra Coin

Gold arm ring

Gold arm ring

◇ Monthly! Ori Expo Online Course

Date: See below
Holding time: Delivered around 15:00 each day (about 1 hour) After that, you can watch for 1 week
Tuition fee: 500 yen / time

<Wednesday, July 21 "Chase the Dead Sea Scrolls-Why was the Dead Sea Scrolls said to be a discovery of the century?">
Lecturer: Professor Shuichi Hasegawa, Faculty of Letters, Rikkyo University
The Dead Sea Scrolls, discovered one after another on the west bank of the Dead Sea since 1947, shook the world. Now that the discovery of the new Dead Sea Scrolls is underway, I will introduce the discoveries half a century ago and consider why the Dead Sea Scrolls were said to be the discoveries of the century.
Advance application system: Reception starts from 12:00 noon on June 16th (Wednesday)

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* Dead Sea Scrolls is a general term for ancient manuscripts found in the Qumran Caves near the Dead Sea in 1947.
Some of them are manuscripts of the Hebrew Scriptures.

<Wednesday, August 18 "Ancient West Asian Bronze Weapons">
Lecturer: Takuro Adachi, Professor, Humanities, Kanazawa University
Read the ancient history of West Asia while explaining in an easy-to-understand manner the swords, spears, and axes used as weapons in the Bronze Age of West Asia.
Advance application system: Reception starts from 12:00 noon on Wednesday, July 21

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<Wednesday, September 15 "Ancient Egyptian Civilization and Gold-Including the Grave Goods of King Tutankhamen-">
Lecturer: Professor of Humanities, Kanazawa University Nozomi Kawai
Explains the cultural meaning of gold in ancient Egyptian civilization, gold mining, refining, goldsmithing, grave goods with gold such as grave goods of King Tutankamen, and god statues.
Advance application system: Reception starts from 12:00 noon on Wednesday, August 18

Please check the application from the website of the Ancient Orient Museum.
https://aom-tokyo.com

* The event may be canceled depending on the status of new coronavirus infection. Please check the web page. * Contents and schedule may change depending on the situation. ※The image is an image. * All prices include tax.
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■ Overview of the Ancient Orient Museum
Location: 3-1 Higashiikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo Sunshine City Bunka Kaikan Bldg. 7th floor
Business hours: 10: 00-16: 30 * Last admission 30 minutes before the end * Subject to change
Contact: Ancient Orient Museum 03-3989-3491 http://aom-tokyo.com
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