Courses about Ancient Civilisations

Discover the ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Roman on our courses, as well as Mayan civilisations and more.
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  1. Petrie and Pendlebury: two archaeologists at Amarna

    Course Date: Mon 20 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A comparison of the excavations conducted by Flinders Petrie and John Pendlebury at Akhenaten’s capital at Amarna. Spend time up close with their Amarna treasures in the nearby Petrie Museum at University College London.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  2. Studying Classics: an introduction

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 25 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you want to find out what it means to study the classical world? This one-day course introduces the study of antiquity to the non-specialist. Discover the first histories, the heroic epics, and philosophical thought from Greece and Rome.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £36.00

  3. Women's lives in the ancient world - Sappho

    Women's lives in the ancient world

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 1 Aug 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover how women are portrayed on the male-dominated stage of Ancient Greece and Rome and what issues affected their lives. A visit to the British Museum is included.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £36.00

  4. Dressing up in Ancient Egypt

    Course Date: Tue 4 Aug 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    What can surviving textiles tell us about the minutiae of daily life in Ancient Egypt? We will consider how the Egyptians wove such fine linen, what other fabrics were available, how they pleated their party dresses, and how often and they washed their underwear. A local museum visit brings all to life.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  5. Rome: From Republic to Empire, 120 BC-20 AD

    Course Date: Tue 14 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    In 120 BC, Rome was a city-state with functioning republican institutions that made room for a substantial element of democracy. It was also the dominant power in the Mediterranean World. By 20 AD, Rome was the capital of an autocratic empire that covered virtually the whole of the Mediterranean World and most of its surrounding territories. Between these dates, Rome saw the collapse of its ancient governing institutions in an orgy of political assassination, civil wars, purges, and military dictatorships.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  6. Egyptology: the end of empire, tomb robbers and golden pharaohs at Tanis

    Course Date: Tue 14 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover what happened when the empire went into decline and the Valley of the Kings was abandoned.
    Full fee: £219.00
    Senior fee: £175.00
    Concession: £134.00

  7. Inspired by the East: Orientalist artists and the Arab world

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 17 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An introduction to Orientalist painting and Islamic art and architecture, which will be the perfect companion to the "Inspired by the East" exhibition at the British Museum.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £42.00

  8. Troy: an introduction at the British Museum

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 17 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: The British Museum
    An opportunity to find out more about Troy, its history and the people associated with it. This course will be held at the British Museum and will complement the current exhibition "Troy: myth and reality".
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  9. Parallels between ancient Greek and ancient Indian views of History

    Course Date: Mon 27 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover the similarities and differences between ancient and modern history and epic.
    Full fee: £19.00
    Senior fee: £15.00
    Concession: £12.00

  10. Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs: an introduction for complete beginners at the British Museum

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 14 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: The British Museum
    This four-week course, presented in partnership between the British Museum and City Lit, uses British Museum objects related to ancient Egypt to provide a foundation in the writing of hieroglyphs. The class will be held at the British Museum.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  11. Sanskrit: an introduction for absolute beginners at the British Museum

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 14 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: The British Museum
    This four-week course, presented in partnership between the British Museum and City Lit, uses British Museum objects related to ancient South Asia to provide a foundation in the sacred language of Sanskrit. The class will be held at the British Museum.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  12. Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs: an introduction for complete beginners

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 15 May 2020
    Location on this date: The British Museum
    This four-week course, presented in partnership between the British Museum and City Lit, uses British Museum objects related to ancient Egypt to provide a foundation in the writing of hieroglyphs. The class will be held at the British Museum.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3

Can't see a course you want?

Add this category to your waiting list to set up alerts and we will update you when new courses are released online.

Add to your waiting list