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The World of the Etruscans

From the 8th – 4th centuries BC the sophisticated and innovative Etruscans dominated the beautiful area of Italy now known as Tuscany. Their ancient native culture interacted with those of Greece and Phoenicia to produce an astonishing array of frescos, jewellery, sculpture and pottery. The Etruscans were famous for their oracles, metalwork, and elaborate “cities of the dead”. Their civilization profoundly influenced, and threatened, the Romans who gradually obliterated Etruscan... [More]
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The World of the Etruscans

<p>From the 8th – 4th centuries BC the sophisticated and innovative Etruscans dominated the beautiful area of Italy now known as Tuscany. Their ancient native culture interacted with those of Greece

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Favourite Ten Archaeological Objects

We continue to be fascinated by treasured objects from the past. We discover them, preserve them, place them in museums, study and learn from them. They provide us with a very tangible link between us and people from past civilisations and societies. This course will explore the significance of ten specific discoveries, including Sutton Hoo, Nefertiti Bust and the Rosetta Stone; and the controversies that surrounded them. COURSE OUTLINE Tollund Man, Denmark, 4th century B C Lewis... [More]
$70 Limited inc GST / $63
Favourite Ten Archaeological Objects

<p>We continue to be fascinated by treasured objects from the past. We discover them, preserve them, place them in museums, study and learn from them. They provide us with a very tangible link between

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Ancient Malta

The islands of Malta, Gozo and Comino lie almost equidistant from Europe and Africa, and have been central to strategic Mediterranean trade and colonisation routes for millennia. Human occupation of these islands dates to the Neolithic period, when massive stone-age structures were erected predating the Egyptian pyramids. Phoenicians, Greeks and Romans, later imposed their cultures on Malta, eventually followed by saints, knights and warriors over the centuries. This course will... [More]
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Ancient Malta

<p>The islands of Malta, Gozo and Comino lie almost equidistant from Europe and Africa, and have been central to strategic Mediterranean trade and colonisation routes for millennia. Human occupation

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A Morning in Pompeii - Roman Life Exposed

The Roman provincial town of Pompeii (to the south of Naples) was destroyed in the great eruption of Mt Vesuvius in 79AD. The inhabitants' disaster has proved the modern archaeologist’s and historian’s paradise, however, as the town smothered by volcanic material has presented a vivid cross-section of Roman social and religious life, art and architecture. Come and enter the world of the 1st century AD, and investigate in this fully illustrated session the astounding variety of... [More]
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A Morning in Pompeii - Roman Life Exposed

<p>The Roman provincial town of Pompeii (to the south of Naples) was destroyed in the great eruption of Mt Vesuvius in 79AD. The inhabitants' disaster has proved the modern archaeologist’s and

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