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

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 20 Jul 2019
    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

  2. Petrie and Pendlebury: two archaeologists at Amarna

    Course Date: Mon 22 Jul 2019
    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: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £36.00

  3. The Maya

    Course Date: Mon 22 Jul 2019
    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: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £30.00

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

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 20 Sep 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: The British Museum
    This four-week course, presented in partnership between the British Museum and Build, 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

  5. Introdution to classical civilisations: "the Twelve Caesars"

    Course Date: Mon 23 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover the extraordinary lives of the first rulers of Imperial Rome. Ancient historians have given us vivid accounts of the sometimes amusing, often scandalous, but always fascinating events in their lives. Can we distinguish between 'fact’ and vicious propaganda? A visit to the British Museum is included.
    Full fee: £219.00
    Senior fee: £175.00
    Concession: £134.00

  6. The end of a dynasty in Ancient Egypt: Tutankhamun, Ay and Horemheb

    Course Date: Tue 24 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Trace the story of Tutankhamun and of his dynasty through new evidence. This course will coincide with an exhibition of Tutankhamun's treasures in London at this time. There may be an opportunity for a group visit to the exhibition.
    Full fee: £219.00
    Senior fee: £175.00
    Concession: £134.00

  7. Ancient American civilisations - part 1: the South

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 24 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: FRA - Fashion Retail Academy
    Shrouded in mystery and legend, Amazonian and Central American cultures reveal surprising links to societies of the Andes that defy and challenge common perceptions about the rise of civilisation in the Americas.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

  8. The Greek world: Mediterranean cultures and interactions (3200-323 BCE)

    Course Date: Thu 26 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Come and explore life and art in 5th century Athens, the time of Pericles, Alcibiades and Socrates. Includes a visit to the British Museum.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

  9. Art, sculpture and architecture of the classical world: an introduction

    Art, sculpture and architecture of the classical world: an introduction

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 3 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: FRA - Fashion Retail Academy
    Discover what messages the ancient Greeks and Romans were trying to convey about themselves through their art, sculpture and architecture. No prior knowledge of their world is necessary – just an enquiring mind.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  10. Religion in Ancient Greece

    Course Date: Thu 3 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Religion was a fundamental part of Greek private and public life. We will look at how the Greek people communicated with their gods through objects, temples, and rituals.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £60.00

  11. Tutankhamun’s fashion

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 12 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Recent examinations of Tutankhamun’s underwear have revealed that the boy king was decidedly ‘pear-shaped’. What can his clothing tell us about the minutiae of daily life in Ancient Egypt? Afternoon visit to the Petrie Museum.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £36.00

  12. A potted history of Ancient Greece

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 17 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Images and scenes on ancient Greek pottery have captivated, inspired, shocked and been talking points across the centuries. Enjoy exploring their role in wider culture, ancient and modern, in an informal group discussion.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £48.00

  13. Art of Islam: an introduction at the British Museum

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 18 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: The British Museum
    Find out the basics of Islamic art. This course will be held at the British Museum.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  14. Troy: an introduction at the British Museum

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 18 Oct 2019
    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

  15. The Etruscans

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 27 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover the mysterious people who lived in Central Italy and ended up being enveloped by the Romans.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £36.00

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