"“It belongs in a museum.” With these words, Indiana Jones, the world’s
best-known fictional archaeologist, articulated an association between
archaeologists, antiquities, and museums that has a very long history. Indeed,
even Jones himself would likely marvel at the historic setting of the world’s
first “museum,” and the remarkable woman who is believed to have been its
curator, the Mesopotamian princess, Ennigaldi-Nanna.
Ennigaldi-Nanna was the priestess of the moon deity Sin, and the daughter of
the Neo-Babylonian king, Nabonidus. In the ancient Mesopotamian city of Ur,
around 530BCE, a small collection of antiquities was gathered, with
Ennigaldi-Nanna working to arrange and label the varied artefacts."
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