Ancient civilisations

Discover the ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Roman on our courses, as well as Mayan civilisations and more.
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  1. Classics evening lecture

    Course Date: Wed 5 Dec 2018 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Join us for our new series of talks by leading classicists on a wide variety of topics. You need no prior knowledge of classical languages or history - just bring your curiosity. Visit bildutrapagaran.info/discovertheclassics for details.
    Full fee: £9.00
    Senior fee: £7.00
    Concession: £5.00

  2. Ancient Rome and its encounters with Celtic Britain

    Course Date: Sat 8 Dec 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Britain was part of the Roman Empire for nearly 400 years from AD 43 to 410 but the association of the two civilisations went back a further century to Julius Caesar’s invasion of 55 BC. The Romans were clearly obsessed with Celtic Britain. The day will conclude with a visit to the British Museum.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £30.00

  3. Classics lunchtime talk

    Course Date: Thu 17 Jan 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Join us for our new series of talks by leading classicists on a wide variety of topics. You need no prior knowledge of classical languages or history - just bring your curiosity. Visit bildutrapagaran.info/classics for details.
    Full fee: £9.00
    Senior fee: £7.00
    Concession: £5.00

  4. Art and architecture of Ancient India

    Course Date: Thu 17 Jan 2019
    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: £139.00
    Senior fee: £111.00
    Concession: £85.00

  5. Introduction to classical civilization: the rise of Rome

    Course Date: Mon 21 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The history of Rome from its mythological beginnings to the fall of the Republic. Includes visit to the British museum.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £167.00
    Concession: £127.00

  6. Ancient Egypt: Pharaohs of the Sun - Akhenaten and Nefertiti

    Course Date: Tue 22 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This period is truly the most controversial in the entire history of the Nile Valley. An extensive literature details disagreement and doubt. Recent excavations and modern analysis has overthrown long accepted 'facts' but conclusions remain enigmatic and contested. That the Amarna Period experienced extraordinary changes in religion, politics and art, however, is certain. We will consider the various attempts to explain this and the evidence for it.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £167.00
    Concession: £127.00

  7. Taking the papyri

    Course Date: Wed 23 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Through letters and documents we meet some fascinating characters: clerks, a cavalry officer, some bankers, an engineer, the woman who emptied a chamber pot over Herakleides as he passed her window, a recluse, and others.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £167.00
    Concession: £127.00

  8. Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics: an introduction for complete beginners at the British Museum

    Course Date: Fri 25 Jan 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: The British Museum
    This short course, presented in partnership between the British Museum and Build, uses British Museum objects to provide a foundation in the use of hieroglyphs in Ancient Egypt.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  9. Creation myths in the ancient near East

    Course Date: Sat 26 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Come and explore with us the idea of ‘myth’. We will look at creation myths in Ugarit, in ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, ancient Greece and in the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £30.00

  10. Collecting and displaying Greek and Roman objects in museums

    Course Date: Thu 7 Feb 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover collections of classical art and archaeology, in museums in London and across the UK, and explore the different ways they have been collected and presented to the public. No prior knowledge needed. Visits to British Museum and Sir John Soane's Museum included.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  11. Art, sculpture and architecture of the classical world: further themes

    Course Date: Thu 7 Feb 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The ancient Greeks and Romans reflected their worldviews in their art, sculpture and architecture and in their literature; looking at one in the light of the other can be fascinating, enjoyable and illuminating.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £54.00

  12. Roman women

    Course Date: Sat 2 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The lives and importance of women in Republican and Imperial Ancient Rome and Roman Britain including the importance of the worship of goddesses. Visit to the British Museum included.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £30.00

  13. Cities of Gold: Native American Cities Before Columbus

    Course Date: Wed 6 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the little known history of pre-Columbian civilizations North of Mexico and their links to Aztec and other Mexican cultures.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £109.00
    Concession: £66.00

  14. Up close and personal with Egyptian archaeological treasures

    Course Date: Sat 9 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Become personal with Sir Flinders Petrie, the pioneer of scientific archaeology in Egypt and Palestine. Spend the afternoon up close with his archaeological treasures in the nearby Petrie Museum.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £30.00

  15. Ancient world civilisations

    Course Date: Wed 24 Apr 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

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