From the Nile to the Amstel

From the traders of the Assyrian Empire to the creators of theatre in Amsterdam. The objects that have come down to us tell their story.

This year, the Allard Pierson is putting on From the Nile to the Amstel, a permanent exhibition starting with prehistoric hunters in the Middle East and culminating in the Amsterdam of the 21st century. This history reveals the interchange between the ancient and the modern worlds and relates the story of ever-enquiring humankind. From the origins of writing to the first production of books on an industrial scale, from the traders of the Assyrian Empire to the creators of theatre in Amsterdam. A large part of From the Nile to the Amstel can now be viewed.

From the Nile to the Amstel