Weingreen Museum in Dublin 2

Weingreen Museum is located in Dublin 2 (county of Dublin)

Address: Arts and Social Sciences Building – Room 5036, Trinity College, Dublin 2
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Phone: 01 6772941 / 018962229
E-mail: nmes@tcd.ie

The holdings of the Weingreen Museum encompass the entire Mediterranean world from North Africa to Mesopotamia and from ninth millennium BCE to theCrusades(thirteenth century CE). It received its present title in 1977 in recognition of Professor Weingreen’s contribution to the creation of the museum.Professor Weingreen was Erasmus Smith’s Professor of Hebrew atTrinity College Dublin between 1939 and 1979. The museum consists mainly of pottery and other artefacts from the Ancient Near East. The nucleus of the Museum’s collection is constituted by artefacts from the excavations of four Biblical cities in Palestine. Lord Crookshank’s Egyptian collection and Professor Weingreen’s private archaeological collection add to the wealth of artefacts in the museum.Finds presented by Crystal Bennett from her excavations at Tawilan in Transjordan, as well as individual items donated by the Trustees of the British Museum from their surplus resources have increased the original collection to include notably cuneiform tablets from Ur of the Chaldes, a major relief from the palace of the Assyrian Kings at Calah-Nimrud in Iraq, Cypriot Bronze Age pottery, Punic, Hellenistic, Roman,Byzantine, Islamicand Medieval antiquities. The museum exists to further scholarly research and teaching.


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