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Ancient Greece and its Empires in the British Museum

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As one of the founders of classical civilisation, Ancient Greece left a bountiful artistic legacy, which has influenced subsequent generations.

The great temples and palaces of Minoan Crete emanate power and magnificence on a gigantic scale but an exquisite finesse is also evident in the jewellery and pottery that its artisans produced. The Mycenaean people brought us “the age of heroes” and inspired many of the stories of Greek mythology, which are integral to the epic poems of Homer. In Ancient Greece, we find an impressive city-state, Athens, and a formidable maritime empire, trading extensively with the rest of the world.

The Greeks were a warrior nation, whose competitive heart revelled not only in war but also musical contests and the athleticism of the Olympic games. The Parthenon marbles remain unchallenged as some of the finest examples of ancient sculpture, exerting their influence even today, in their celebration of the goddess Athena.

The British Museum is home to an unrivalled collection of Ancient Greek art, sculpture and architecture. All these artefacts narrate the backdrop to the daily lives of the Ancient Greeks. They represent a wide spectrum from the ordinary minutiae of everyday to the most glorious and splendid spectacles.

Tours commence at 10am and conclude by 5pm.

The price includes the services of your lecturer, a morning and afternoon tea/coffee break and a two-course lunch with wine, water and tea/coffee.

Your Tour Lecturer

Kathryn Hallam Howard was raised in Manchester and attended Leeds Polytechnic, where she obtained a degree in modern languages. She is fluent in German and speaks and understands Spanish to a good level. She was awarded a Master of Science qualification in Criminal Justice Studies by the University of Portsmouth and is currently studying for a Bachelor of Arts degree in the History of Art at Birkbeck, University of London. She enjoyed a wide-ranging, thirty-year career in law enforcement, working with a variety of national and international organisations and rising to the rank of Detective Superintendent. Following her retirement in 2011, she qualified as a Blue Badge tour guide and now specialises in art history tours.

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Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

This tour is aimed at those aged 16+

What can I bring into the event?

There is a cloakroom at the British Museum to leave coats and small bags.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please, email enquiries@toursinlondon.co.uk

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, but please do bring proof of purchase

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