SOLD OUT: Ancient Mesopotamian Cuisine


Wednesday, October 14, 2015, 7:30pm


Harvard Semitic Museum, 6 Divinity Avenue


Experience a culinary journey to ancient Mesopotamia. This special event will present a curated selection of foods and beverages based on the earliest recorded recipes from the Ancient Near East. For a multi-sensory experience, attend the special event on ancient Mesopotamian music prior to this reception. Tickets are only available online and must be purchased in advance.

Menu features dishes based on 4000-year old recipes, and other ancient culinary documents, adapted for the event by award-winning food scholar Nawal Nasrallah and catered by The Middle East Restaurant in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Sample dips with tannour-bread, a lamb stew with dried apricots and black-eyed peas, and an aromatic side dish of wheat and lentils. For dessert, nibble on the ancient date-candy Mersu.

During the reception, Dr. Piotr Michalowski, a renowned jazz musician and Professor of Sumerology at the University of Michigan, will give a short performance on saxophone of his modern interpretations of early music.


Tickets are no longer available. This event has been sold out.

$40 members/$50 nonmembers

Free event parking available at the 52 Oxford Street Garage.