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. 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

  2. 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

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

    New
    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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Greek myths: ancient truths, modern mystery

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 14 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

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