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Introduction to Celtic Languages

Celtic languages were once spoken throughout large areas of Western Europe, but have been in retreat for many centuries. Where did they come from? How are they different from other European languages? Do they still have a future? We look at their history, and examine each of the six surviving Celtic languages. SUGGESTED READING Williams, J.E.Caerwyn (translated by Patrick Ford), The Irish Literary Tradition, University of Wales Press, Caerdydd, 1992 James, S., The Atlantic Celts,... [More]
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Introduction to Celtic Languages

<p>Celtic languages were once spoken throughout large areas of Western Europe, but have been in retreat for many centuries. Where did they come from? How are they different from other European

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Celtic Treasures

Three superb objects from three Celtic realms—riches from a German warlord’s burial tumulus; a richly embossed silver bowl from Denmark; and the ‘greatest book of the western world’ from Scottish Iona—display in different ways the interplay of power, art and faith in pan-European culture. COURSE OUTLINE Hochdorf Tomb: Dating from about 450 BC and discovered in 1978, the Hochdorf burial mound revealed a rich array of items of local, regional and international origins. Buried with... [More]
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Celtic Treasures

Three superb objects from three Celtic realms—riches from a German warlord’s burial tumulus; a richly embossed silver bowl from Denmark; and the ‘greatest book of the western world’ from Scottish

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The Minoans

Based principally on the island of Crete, the Minoans flourished from about 2600 to 1200 BC. The civilization was lost, but “rediscovered” at the end of the 19th century through the legendary Knossos. We have little written evidence relating to the Minoans, but a wealth of archaeological evidence, which has historians asking more questions than they can provide hard and fast answers for. SUGGESTED READING Rodney Castleden, Minoans: Life in Bronze Age Crete. Routledge, 1990 COURSE... [More]
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The Minoans

<p>Based principally on the island of Crete, the Minoans flourished from about 2600 to 1200 BC. The civilization was lost, but “rediscovered” at the end of the 19th century through the legendary

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The History of Mediterranean Archaeology

Using the collection of the Nicholson Museum as a basis, examine the historical development of archaeology in the Mediterranean over the past two centuries as it grew from collecting antiquities to display in private cabinets of curiosities, through to the modern scientifically-based discipline of today. From the rediscovery Pompeii, to the connoisseurship of Greek vases; and from Howard Carter and Tutankhamun to Agatha Christie and the Middle Eastern tells at Ur and Nimrud... [More]
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The History of Mediterranean Archaeology

<p>Using the collection of the Nicholson Museum as a basis, examine the historical development of archaeology in the Mediterranean over the past two centuries as it grew from collecting antiquities to

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Beyond Vesuvius

Explore one of the most archaeologically and historically dense areas in the world – the sultry city and expansive bay of Naples. Look at the development of the area over four millennia and at the way human culture in the region was shaped by its dynamic volcanic environment and proximity to the sea. The mazes of ancient tunnels and catacombs throughout the region, its spectacular natural beauty and mysterious, at times spine chilling, ancient sites will be explored along with some... [More]
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Beyond Vesuvius

<p>Explore one of the most archaeologically and historically dense areas in the world – the sultry city and expansive bay of Naples. Look at the development of the area over four millennia and at the

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Tutankhamun: The Boy Pharaoh

95 years ago, the virtually intact tomb of the boy pharaoh Tutankhamun was discovered. He skyrocketed to fame and has remained in the spotlight ever since. Examine King Tut in the context the period of Egypt in which he lived and view some of the extraordinary artefacts found by Howard Carter in his tomb. COURSE OUTLINE Who was Tutankhamun? Where he fits in ancient Egyptian history. An examination of his tomb and its contents. What happened to the boy king? What the autopsies show.... [More]
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Tutankhamun: The Boy Pharaoh

<p>95 years ago, the virtually intact tomb of the boy pharaoh Tutankhamun was discovered. He skyrocketed to fame and has remained in the spotlight ever since. Examine King Tut in the context the

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The Birth of the Classical World

The Iron Age of the Mediterranean and Aegean seems dwarfed by the later glories of Classical Greece, and the rise of Rome. Yet the period 750-500 BC saw an explosion of trade and cultural exchange, from the shores of North Africa to the Far East areas of Turkey, as Greeks and Phoenicians traded, colonized and fought each other for over 200 years. Explore cities and areas as varied as the great Greek cities of South Italy and Sicily; Carthage; Lake Van; South East Turkey and... [More]
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The Birth of the Classical World

<p>The Iron Age of the Mediterranean and Aegean seems dwarfed by the later glories of Classical Greece, and the rise of Rome. Yet the period 750-500 BC saw an explosion of trade and cultural exchange

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The Exodus

The Exodus of the Israelites from Egypt to the ‘Promised Land’ is one of the most famous stories of the Old Testament. It is a story that is played out against the world of the pharaohs, involving escape from servitude and the attainment of freedom. This course investigates what the Old Testament says about the Exodus in the context of the known history of New Kingdom Egypt, using the findings of archaeology to examine the narrative. SUGGESTED READING Arnold, B.T. and Hess, R.T.... [More]
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The Exodus

<p>The Exodus of the Israelites from Egypt to the ‘Promised Land’ is one of the most famous stories of the Old Testament. It is a story that is played out against the world of the pharaohs, involving

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