Origins of Western Culture

National Museum of Natural History
10th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC

2nd Floor, West Wing (Hall 26) Floor Plan

The institutions, traditions and ideals of North American cultures are deeply rooted in those of western Asia, northern Africa, and Europe. This hall explores some examples from various cultures in the western world including northern Iraq, ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome and the recent discovery of the Iceman, a Copper Age mummy found in an Italian glacier.