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Archaeology Crash Course at the British Museum

Archaeology Crash Course at the British Museum

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  •  Russell Square Station
  •  (Exact address will be provided after booking)
Suitable for: Adults / Kids /
Guide, archaeologist, historian, obsessed with the story of civilisation. I spend too much time at the British Museum. More Info »
This Funzing Experience:

Follow in the footsteps of the great archaeologists, relic hunters and explorers who acquired the treasures of the British Museum, and learn about their adventures and the hazards they braved to make their astounding discoveries.

You’ll unlock the secrets of the British Museum’s extraordinary collection with a qualified archaeologist, getting to grips with the history of civilisation, exploring everything from our earliest origins in Africa, to the great empires of Egypt, Assyria, Greece and Rome.

Along the way, you'll tour the British Museum's most famous galleries, including Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece and Rome, the Vikings and the Aztecs, discovering world-famous artefacts such as the Rosetta Stone, the Parthenon Marbles and the Lewis Chessmen.

You'll learn the basics of Egyptian hieroglyphs and try your hand at writing your name in them. You'll also get to play one of the world's most ancient board games, The Royal Game of Ur, whose rules were deciphered by British Museum scholars.

Find out how ancient objects are dated, how ancient sites come to be buried in the first place and puzzle over some of the mysteries of the ancient world that still elude us.

What to bring:

  • Comfortable shoes as the museum is huge and you'll be walking all over it.

  • Pencil and paper for practising hieroglyphs and cuneiform.

  • Money for lunch or a packed lunch; the museum has several cafes and a pizzeria but they are often crowded at weekends, so you might prefer to bring you own food.


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Experience includes:

Highlights:

  • Your guide will be a qualified archaeologist.

  • Gain a deeper understanding of world history.

  • See the greatest collection of ancient treasures ever assembled under one roof.

  • Learn about the science of archaeology, how we date things and what still remains a mystery.

  • Learn to decipher ancient scripts, such as Egyptian hieroglyphs and Sumerian cuneiform.

  • Play the world’s most ancient board game.

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