Courses about Ancient Civilisations

Discover the ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Roman on our courses, as well as Mayan civilisations and more.
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  1. Ancient Egypt: the reign of Pharaoh Seti I

    Course Date: Tue 21 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Seti I ruled Egypt around 1289 – 1279 BC in the middle of the New Kingdom, Egypt’s age of empire. The country was continuing to recover from the upheavals of the Amarna Period some fifty years earlier. After a series of elderly pharaohs, Seti I came to the throne as an energetic young man, ruling so wisely that he became a role model for his successors. He conducted successful military campaigns and built glorious architecture. Sadly he died after only ten years on the throne.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘How will I be taught’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £167.00
    Concession: £127.00

  2. Alternate Endings: Exploring the different versions of the Trojan cycle in context

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 21 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    What happened in the Trojan War? How did it end for the individuals and the collective? What happened to the heroes and the women at the heart of the tradition? Why and how did it even begin? Think you already know…..you may well be surprised just how many alternative versions there are for those of Greece and Troy from so long ago.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘How will I be taught’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  3. Ancient world civilisations

    Course Date: Wed 22 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    The course looks at major ancient civilisations around the world. Offering a fresh perspective on the emergence of states, chiefdoms and empires, the ten lessons will examine relationships and influences between settled and nomadic peoples.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘How will I be taught’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

  4. Figureheads, ship badges and silverware - 19th century classical references

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 25 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Delve into classical myths used in naval related and other items in the 19th century. Visit to the British Museum included.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £36.00

  5. Greek and Roman archaeology: an introduction

    Course Date: Thu 30 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Introduce yourself to the archaeology of the ancient world, from the palaces of the Minoans and Mycenaeans to the Roman Forum.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘How will I be taught’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £48.00

  6. Art and architecture of Ancient India

    Course Date: Thu 30 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    India's three indigenous religions - Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism - have given rise to one of the oldest artistic civilisations in the world. Learn more about the art and architecture of Ancient India in this introductory course.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘How will I be taught’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  7. Ancient Spectacles: from Homer to the Colosseum

    Course Date: Thu 7 May 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Explore some of the most elaborate and powerful displays of the Graeco-Roman world, their function, importance an influence.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘How will I be taught’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £71.00
    Concession: £54.00

  8. Disease, Death and Mummies in Ancient Egypt

    Disease, death and mummies in Ancient Egypt

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 9 May 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Living and dying with disease; being buried and mummified in Ancient Egypt. What are the latest discoveries and theories? Who is carrying out this work, and what are the ethical considerations? Human remains will be explored in a museum setting.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘How will I be taught’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £36.00

  9. Great sea battles from the classical world - Salamis, Syracuse and Actium

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 9 May 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ships and sailing techniques and naval warfare in the Ancient World. Visit to the British Museum included.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £36.00

  10. History of oriental carpets

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 16 May 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover the origins of carpets, their threads, materials, patterns and trends as well as patrons and places of manufacture. Find out also their representations on the canvases of famous Renaissance artists.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £36.00

  11. Magic in the ancient world

    Course Date: Wed 3 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Discover how the ancient world viewed divination and evaluate the relationship between religion, science and magic. We will focus on examples from the Bible and from the Ancient Near Eastern world, i.e. Egypt, Mesopotamia, Ancient Israel and the Greco-Roman world.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘How will I be taught’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £48.00

  12. Looking for the Golden Fleece: Jason and the Argonauts

    Course Date: Tue 9 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Discover the myth of the golden fleece.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘How will I be taught’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £31.00
    Concession: £24.00

  13. Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs: continuation course

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 12 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: The British Museum
    Follow-on course from the Introduction. Presented in partnership between the British Museum and City Lit, this four-week course uses British Museum objects related to ancient Egypt to broaden and deepen students' knowledge of Egyptian Hieroglyphs. The class will be held at the British Museum.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  14. Art of Islamic Spain

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 13 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover the art and architecture of Spain during the Arab domination (711-1493).
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £36.00

  15. Up close and personal with Greek archaeological treasures

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 20 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Discover stunning objects from ancient Greece and the evidence they provide for the lives of ancient people. Spend the afternoon having a close look at the British Museum's collection.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘How will I be taught’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £36.00

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