40% OFF!  Crash course in archaeology at the British Museum

40% OFF! Crash course in archaeology at the British Museum

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We will meet outside Russell Square Station a short walk from the British Museum, I will be holding a tablet with 'Spirit of Discovery' displayed on the screen.

Bernard Street



United Kingdom

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Get in touch with your inner Indiana Jones.

About this event

I am a qualified archaeologist with 15 years’ experience as a tour guide. Prior to the pandemic, my Crash course in archaeology at the British Museum gained universal 5 star reviews . I am excited to be officially relaunching after a two year hiatus.

To celebrate, I'm giving a 40% discount off the usual price of £40 per person until the end of August.

What to expect

You’ll 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 get to grips with the history of human civilisation, exploring our earliest origins in Africa, the first civilisations in Mesopotamia and the first cities, and the great empires of Egypt, Assyria, Greece and Rome, and what happened after they collapsed.

Along the way, you’ll tour the British Museum’s most famous galleries, including Ancient Egypt and Assyria, 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 also have some fun learning to play one of the world’s most ancient board games, The Royal Game of Ur, whose rules were deciphered by British Museum scholars.

After lunch you’ll get down to finding out how we know what we know. You’ll hear about the geniuses who decoded ancient languages such as Egyptian hieroglyphs and Sumerian cuneiform, the world’s earliest written language. You’ll learn the basics of these writing systems and try your hand at writing your name in these Egyptian hieroglyphs.

You’ll then get to grips with the science behind archaeology, finding out how ancient objects are dated, how ancient sites come to be buried 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 we'll be walking all over it.

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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