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. Greek and Roman archaeology: an introduction

    Course Date: Thu 30 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Introduce yourself to the archaeology of the ancient world, from the palaces of the Minoans and Mycenaeans to the Roman Forum.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £48.00

  2. Art and architecture of Ancient India

    Course Date: Thu 30 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  3. Ancient Spectacles: from Homer to the Colosseum

    Course Date: Thu 7 May 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore some of the most elaborate and powerful displays of the Graeco-Roman world, their function, importance an influence.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £71.00
    Concession: £54.00

  4. 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

  5. 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: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £36.00

  6. 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

  7. Magic in the ancient world

    Course Date: Wed 27 May 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
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    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £48.00

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

    Course Date: Tue 9 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover the myth of the golden fleece.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £31.00
    Concession: £24.00

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. Up close and personal with Greek archaeological treasures

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 20 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £36.00

  12. Greek myths: ancient truths, modern mystery

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 16 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Myth permeated all aspects of ancient society and much the same can be said today. Investigate the relevance and perseverance of the Greek myth and why these tales continue to fascinate.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £36.00

  13. The Aztecs

    The Aztecs

    Course Date: Fri 17 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover one of the great New World civilisations and their achievements - the Aztecs of Mexico.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £36.00

  14. Journey in pre-Islamic and early Islamic art and architecture

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 18 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    In this one-day course, we will examine the art and architecture of pre-Islamic Arabia and the role played mainly by Byzantines and Sasanians in the development of Islamic art.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £36.00

  15. The Maya

    Course Date: Mon 20 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn about one of the most magnificent, but misunderstood civilisations of the ancient world - the ancient Maya from the rainforests of Central America. We'll examine their history and culture.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £36.00

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