Category: Field Trip

As part of the School of Classics annual tradition of providing a fieldtrip for our incoming freshers we took an excursion to the Dolaucothi Gold Mines on Saturday 30th of September. Thirty-nine eager (and not too hangover) students joined us …

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Students survey and discuss ancient funerary monuments

On the final day of the field-trip, we travelled out to Pireus, the port of ancient (and modern) Athens.  Our first stop was the Hellenic Maritime Museum, where we were able to see the Olympias, a faithful full-size recreation of …

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Phil and Jake examine some of the Kerameikos' many funerary monuments

For the first four days of the School of Classics field-trip, we concentrated on the living population of ancient Attica.  For the fifth, we turned to the dead and spent the morning in the Kerameikos cemetery.  As well as the …

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Students consider Hadrian's Temple of Olympian Zeus

On the fourth day of the School of Classics field-trip we turned our attention from Archaic and Classical Athens to Roman Athens, and examined the changes made to the ancient city by Romans during the Republic and Principate. We passed …

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Everybody say 'silver'!

For the third day of the School of Classics field-trip, we left Athens far behind, taking the Metro and two buses out to Thorikos and the Laurion silver mine.  The students explored the remains of the agora and the theatre, …

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James presents the Temple of Hephaistos

On the second day of the School of Classics field-trip, we spent the morning northwest of the Acropolis in the Athenian Agora, and the afternoon in the National Archaeological Museum. We enjoyed presentations from second year students on monuments spanning …

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