Doctor's Review: Medicine on the Move

October 20, 2021
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Ancient Irak in London

For historians, what The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart calls the “Messo’potamia” in 21st-century Iraq, stands in stark contrast to the heady days of a powerful imperial Babylon under Nebuchadnezzar II, around 600 BC. This is the period that a British Museum exhibition, Babylon: Myth and Reality, addresses itself so as to uncover what the city was really like. The show, open until March 15, features a model of the metropolis; the oldest known world map (pictured); and records of everything from the imprisonment of the Jews to the city’s scholarship, science and art. Admission for adults and seniors is $15; students $13. (011-44-20) 7323-8299;

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