The larger show focuses on the riches the Louvre gathered from Napoleon's conquests and through its own excavations in the Middle East, which started in the 19th century and, in some places, still continue.
From ancient Mesopotamia comes one of the oldest objects in the exhibits, a two-foot-(60-centimeter)tall statue of a local prince that dates to 2,120 B.C. A brightly painted papyrus covered in hieroglyphs from 1075-715 B.C. brings to life the Egyptian kingdoms.
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