A Grand Mediterranean Tour – see the famous sites of ancient civilisations and learn about their art

Friday, May 14, 2021 - 10:30


1030 to 1300 by Zoom

Lecturer: Gillian Hovell (The Muddy Archaeologist)

Cost : £20

For nearly 200 years, members of the elite travelled the great sites of Europe on ‘The Grand Tour’.

Let Gillian Hovell take you on your own Grand Tour; see the famous sites of ancient civilisations in their context and learn how to identify and appreciate the art of all the various distinctive ancient civilisations.

Discover and marvel at the sites and art that the Grand Tour revelled in; and also, at the ones we have discovered since those Grand Tour days.

Cycladic, Egyptian, Mycenaean, Minoan, Phoenician, Etruscan, Greek, Hellenistic, Roman … They’re all here.

1030 – 1130  Lecture 1 provides the big picture, the who, where and when of art, from megalithic prehistory to the marvels of Egypt, the warlike Mycenaeans, the artful Minoans and the traders extraordinaire, the Phoenicians.

1130 – 1145 Short break

1145-1245  Lecture 2 continues by taking us on a journey into the innovative Archaic Age of Greece, the mysterious Etruscans, the spread of Greek colonies, the glory days of Greece, the legacy of Alexander the Great, and the astonishing Roman Empire.

1245 – 1300 Q&A

To book a place please contact: alison@watsonw4.com     or you can book a place via Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-grand-mediterranean-tour-see-the-famous-sites-of-ancient-civilisations-tickets-146122701935?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch&keep_tld=1

Please note that the Zoom link will be sent out just before the lectures.

No cheques will be banked until the course has been completed