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The Ancient Orient

This department provides storage for around 18,000 works of art from Ancient Egypt, Sumer, Akkad, Babylon, Assyria, Mitanni, Arrapha, Elam, Urartu, Persia, Cyprus, Phoenicia, Syria, Japan, China, India, Tibet, Mongolia, Mesoamerica, and Africa, belonging to the period from the 6th millennium B.C. to the beginning of the 20th century.