- DURATION 1 hr
The civilizations of the ancient Mediterranean include not just the Egyptians, Greeks and Romans. There were the Neolithic megalithic temple builders on Malta, the labyrinth creating Minoans, warrior Mycenaeans, traders extraordinaire Phoenicians and skilful Etruscans, amongst others. Every culture was distinctive and full of vibrant life; This course will untangle these cultures and ease you through the ebb and flow of the civilizations around the Mediterranean; you’ll soon be able to identify easily whose art or architecture are whose.
A tour of the Mediterranean is a visit into the past; ancient sites are littered with ruined architecture and art, and museums are full of works of art testifying to once great civilisations.
Join Gillian Hovell, known professionally as ‘The Muddy Archaeologist’, for a stunning richly illustrated tour of these civilizations of the ancient Mediterranean. Discover who and when those civilisations were and how they fit together into a ‘big picture’.
Be guided by Gillian, an archaeologist who lectures on tours and cruises around the Med, helping guests to truly see the sites with their own eyes. You’ll never look at ancient sites in the same way again
- Duration: 1 hr
- Online Zoom event: Join from your computer, phone or tablet (no replay available)
Meet the Host, Gillian
Gillian Hovell is an ancient historian and archaeologist, author and presenter, who specialises in adding colour and depth to our modern lives by digging deep into the ancient past. Whether you’re new to a topic or a professor, her talks are for you, for her lively, friendly and academically robust presentations are fresh and engaging as well as entertaining.
After graduating in Latin and Ancient History at Exeter University, Gillian worked in BBC Television and later become an award-winning writer and public speaker, nationally and internationally, specialising in the ancient world.
Known professionally as ‘The Muddy Archaeologist’, Gillian has excavated at major digs in the UK and Europe.
Gillian shares her passion for ancient history in person, in books & freelance writing, in the field, on tours and cruises, in the media and on-line.
Preparing for the Event
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An Ancient Mediterranean Tour: Getting to Grips with the Ancient Civilizations has supplementary learning materials provided by the event host. Once you book an event, you will get access to these resources.
What if I can’t make the event?
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Will my camera be on and will I be visible to the other people?
Your camera and microphone does not need to be on for you to enjoy the event. The choice about whether to do this is completely yours.
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