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How to enjoy the Ancient Orient Museum

Do you know the “Ancient Orient Museum” at the Sunshine City Cultural center?Speaking of Sunshine City Building, many people think about the Sunshine 60 observation deck, which symbolizes Ikebukuro, and the aquariums and planetariums, but the Ancient Orient Museum at the Cultural Center is also a popular spot.

In this article, we will introduce you to the attraction and enjoyment of the popular lectures and exhibitions in the Ancient Orient Museum, so let’s look at how to enjoy it before visiting the Ancient Orient Museum.I hope you can find an interesting discovery that deepens your culture!

Basic information about the Ancient Orient Museum

If you don’t know where Ancient Near East is in the first place, let’s check it out from the place where Ancient Near East is first.

Ancient Near East refers to the Syrian, Palestinian and Palestinian Syria in 3000 years with a history of 3 years centered around Mesopotamiemia and ancient Kingdom, Middle Kingdom and New Kingdom, the open landform between Tigris and the Euphrates River, in the Middle Kingdom and the Middle Kingdom, and in the middle of the Kingdom of Egypt in. Eastern Mediterranean.

Ancient Iran played a major role as a point of contact between Europe and Asia at an important juncture in trade.The Iranian plateau, surrounded by mountains surrounded by mountains, is said to have influenced the development of farming and livestock farming and urban civilization as a window for the Orient civilization.

The Orient is unified by Assyria, but it collapses within 100 years and is divided into 4 countries (Media Lydia New Babylonia Egypt).The famous Darius I of Persia then reunified the Orient by Achaemenes Morning Persia.

Ancient Orient Museum is

The Ancient Orient Museum was established in 1978 with the aim of contributing to the improvement and development of the academic culture by conducting research on Ancient Near East and collecting, storing and exhibiting materials related to Ancient Near East in 1978.

The Ancient Orient Museum conducts an overseas scientific study in Syria and other places and exhibits a wide range of materials, including archeology, art and history, in addition to excavated articles.There are about 5,000 materials from the Paleolithic period, mainly the West Asia and the Egyptian region, and the materials from the Syrian period to the Sasang dynasty, and there are also many collections from Syria.

It is also an attractive museum where collection exhibitions, close-up exhibitions, special exhibitions held in summer and autumn, and night courses on Friday night are held.

At the current exhibition, the “Record of the Syrian Cultural Heritage in Danger” introduces the people who work to protect the damage situation in Syria and the protection of cultural heritage.

Syria has 6 World Heritage sites (ancient cities and ancient cities) that are facing a crisis due to Syria civil war (the civil war by Syrian government forces and Syrian dissidents and their allies).They are listed on the list of crisis heritage.

The University of Tsukuba, which has been studying archaeology for a long time, has been commissioned by the Cultural Agency’s Cultural heritage protection project to introduce the records and Importance of the Cultural heritage of Syria’s cultural heritage.

At the special exhibition in the summer, ancient heroes including ancient Mesopotamian, the legendary kings of the early days of the Smail dynasty, and materials related to the daily life of the ancient people, including ancient Mesopotamimia, the main character of the world’s oldest literary work “Gilgamesh Epic”, will be exhibited in the exhibition in the early days of the summer Gilgamesh.

If you are interested in the Mesopotamia era, please try to visit it.

Ancient Orient Museum
Address : seventh floor, 1-4 Sunshine City Culture Hall, Toshima City Higashi Ikebukuro 3 Chome, Tokyo 170 – 0013 Tokyo
Phone number : 03 – 3989 – 3491
Homepage : http://aom-tokyo.com/index.html

The future exhibition schedule is as follows.Please use it as a reference when you visit.

Exhibition Schedule “Ancient Orient Museum”

[Collection Exhibition] “Time Slip! The World of Ancient Near East”

  • Date and time : June 8, 2019 (Sat) to June 30 (Sun)
  • Open hours : 10 : 00 – 17:00 (Final entry 16:30)
  • Admission fee : General / 600 yen, Otaka / 500 yen, Medium / Small / 200 yen
“A Record of the Syrian Cultural Heritage in Crisis”
* On Saturdays and Sundays during the collection exhibition, elementary school students (with their parents) and junior high school students are free of charge.

  • Date and time : April 13, 2019 (Sat) to July 7 (Sun)
  • Open hours : 10 : 00 – 17:00 (Final entry 16:30)
  • Admission fee : General / 600 yen, Otaka / 500 yen, Medium / Small / 200 yen
[Summer Special Exhibition] : “Heroes of Gilgamesh and Ancient Near East”

  • Date and time : July 13, 2019 (Sat) to September 23 (Monday, National Holidays)
  • Admission fee : General / 800 yen, Otaka / 600 yen, Medium / Small / 300 yen

The “Record of the Syrian cultural heritage in danger” can be attended without the necessity of the lecture at the Expo.

[Expo] : “Record of the Syrian Cultural Heritage in Crisis”

  • Location : Ikebukuro Sunshine City Cultural Hall seventh Floor Conference Room 710 rooms
  • Date and time : June 23 (Sun)
  • time : 13 : 00 to 15:00
  • Capacity : 130 persons
  • Participation fee : 500 yen

Access to Ancient Orient Museum Parking lots, parking lots, and nearest stations

Let’s look at how to access the Orient Museum.Here is the information about the nearest station and the parking lot.If you are visiting by train, it takes 6 minutes’ walk from Exit 6 and 7 on the Tokyo Metro Yuraku-cho Line and 13 minutes walk from the JR Ikebukuro Station Higashi Exit. It is a minute walk away from the station. Higashi-ikebukuro Station.

If you are visiting by car, you can use the “Sunshine City Parking Lot” directly connected to the capital Freeway 5 “Higashi-Ikebukuro Exit.”.

The Sunshine City facility offers a discount service for parking fees.The facilities and conditions for parking services vary depending on the store and condition, so please inquire directly to the facility.

Parking name : Sunshine Parking.
Address : 3, 1-1 Sunshine City B2, Toshima City Higashi Ikebukuro chome, Tokyo 170 – 0013 Tokyo.
Business hours : 24 hours
Closed : Annual holidays
Phone number : 03 – 3989 – 3452 (Sunshine Parking Front (Sunshine 60 Building B2))
Time : See below
Location : Underground
Total number : 1,800 units
Credit card : available
[Parking fee] “Sunshine Parking”

  • Storage – 4 hours : 300 yen
  • 4 to 8 hours : 2,400 yen
  • 8 to 10 hours : 2,400 yen + 8 hours + Add 300 yen per 30 minutes
  • 10 to 24 hours : 3,600 yen
  • 24 hours : Repeat the above charge form

The Sunshine Parking is color-coded for each building.Let’s park the cultural hall with the Ancient Orient Museum in the “blue area.”.

By the way, the Sunshine 60 building is green area, the specialty street Alpa is orange area, the Prince Hotel is a yellow area, and the planetarium and aquariums are red areas.

Opening hours of the Ancient Orient Museum and admission

The opening time of the Ancient Orient Museum is from 10 am to 5 pm (final admission : 4 30 pm).However, the opening date of the night course is extended and open until 8 pm.The exhibition week is closed during the exhibition week (at 7 30 p.m.), but please be aware that the museum will be closed during the exhibition and the new year, so please be aware that it will be closed.The admission fee depends on the exhibition you are holding.

Closed day of the exhibition scheduled for 2019.

  • July eighth to July twelfth (Fri)
  • September twenty fourth Tuesday to September thirtieth (Mon)
  • October first to October fourth (Friday)
  • December second through December sixth (Fri)
  • Appeal and Fun Ancient Orient Museum

    In the Ancient Orient Museum, many exhibitions, including a popular night course, are held.Let’s look at what kind of appeal there is.

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    At the exhibition and collection exhibition (permanent exhibition), you can learn about the history. I can feel more familiar with the ancient people in the ancient times, when I learn about the history of the Ancient Near East 180 million years of history, "I understand the history of the Ancient Near East World," and the lecture lectures and events in the ancient times.

    Learn about history at night courses, free schools, and Expo lectures

    The night course on Friday night is the first 150 popular courses held once a month, but there is also a course called free school.The free school is a course for those who want to learn more about the culture and language of Ancient Near East.

    In the program for children and students, there are various events, such as a guided tour for children, workshops, lectures for students at elementary and high school students, free distribution of the free distribution of high school History issues in the museum for students and teachers, and a variety of events are held.

    Purchase souvenirs at the museum shop

    At the museum shop, you can find various items that attract people’s hearts, including the original goods that are unique to the museum.Among them, you can buy attractive souvenirs such as “Wedge-shaped character Japanese syllabary chart” used in the Mesopotamia civilization and “Japanese syllabary chart of Hieroglyph” used in ancient Egyptians.

    Ancient Orient Museum Summary

    This time I introduced you how to enjoy the Ancient Orient Museum.How was it?There were many attractive exhibitions in the Ancient Orient Museum.

    People who usually don’t go to the museum often try to visit the Ancient Orient Museum by using holidays, etc.It may become an opportunity to learn more about Ancient Near East.