Or, how archaeological treasures ended up far from the places where they were initially discovered. War, illicit digging and dealing, and the desire of collectors to own a piece of the past have all contributed, often controversially, to the relocation of ancient artefacts. Beginning in first century BC Rome and continuing to the 21st century, these illustrated lectures will examine a selection of ancient Greek and Roman items, telling the stories of how they came to their present homes, and how some have been repatriated, whilst others remain a bone of contention. The artistic, cultural, and archaeological significance of each piece will also be considered.
Lecturer: Chris Dale
3 weeks £55
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