Ancient Times House

Museum established 1954. Two floors of displays - approx 250 sq metres. Began as collection relevant to background of the Bible and continues that thrust. Education programs for booked groups is main activity. All funding private.

Address: 
116 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne, VIC
Tel: 
0396503477
Hours: 
By appointment only
Admission: 
The museum is currently closed for visits until new accommodation can be found.
Facilities: 
Public lectures, Educational programs at all levels, Travelling exhibition for school and other groups, Reference library (located at postal address).
Collection: 
Approximately 2,500 objects. Antiquities from Egypt, Eastern Mediterranean, Levant and Mesopotamia. Strengths in Palestinian Pottery and Egyptian Pottery. Syrian Glass, Clay tablets, Mummified Child, Replicas.
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Items

Egyptian Mummy

Mummified Child

Description:
Mummified body of ancient Egyptian child 79 cm long. Unknown provenance. Decoration includes pictures of Gods and deceased on bier.
Date:
100 B.C-100 A.D
Item Id Number:
A1A 1.1000

Published in 'Ancient History' (Macquarie University) xxx:2 (1991) pp. 71-76.

Stone Inscription

Stela of Ashurnasirpal

Creator:
Not Known
Description:
Calcite/Gypsum, rectangular slab. Assyrian cuneiform. Inscription on both sides.
Date:
9th Cent. BC
Item Id Number:
ND1211

From M.Mallowan's Nimrud excavations. Duplicate of standard Ashurnasirpal II inscriptions, not fully published.

Mummified Head

Mummified Head of Child

Description:
Mummified head of child. Neck broken. Damage to nasal area.
Date:
100 B.C. - 100 A.D.
Item Id Number:
Hoc1

Published by Carolynne Bourne as 4th year honours thesis - University of Melbourne 1986.

Clay Tablets

Alalakh Tablets

Creator:
Not Known
Description:
Clay tablets from Alalakh, Syria.
Date:
18th-16th century B.C

Published by D.J. Wiseman - "The Alalakh Tablets (1953) and by R.Hess in "Buried History" 1998:1,pp. 4-9.

Glass Vessels

Glass Vessels

Description:
Various shapes and colours of glass vessels from Syria.
Date:
2nd Cent B.C. - 2nd Cent A.D.
Item Id Number:
Glass 1-5