Murder, She Wrote: Agatha Christie and Archaeology

Friday, December 16, 2022, 12:30 PM

This program will explore how writer Dame Agatha Christie weaved together her personal archaeological experiences, and travels in Mesopotamia, into thrilling mysteries, and will feature objects from the exhibition She Who Wrote: Enheduanna and Women of Mesopotamia, ca. 3400–2000 B.C. as well as the Morgan’s collection.

Please note that the program will take place online. After registering, participants will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to participate using Zoom. We ask that you download the app in advance for the best user experience.

Free; limited availability, advance registration is required

Registration will open two weeks in advance of the program.


Image: Cylinder seal (modern impression) with goddesses Ninishkun and Ishtar, Mesopotamia, Akkadian, Akkadian period (ca. 2334–2154 BC), Cuneiform inscription: To the deity Niniškun, Ilaknuid, [seal]-cutter, presented (this), Limestone. The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, acquired 1947; A27903.

Please call (212) 685-0008 ext. 560 or e-mail for information.