This study day, designed in collaboration with The University of Manchester’s Department for Classics and Ancient History, aims to give students an understanding of daily life in the Graeco-Roman period of ancient Egypt. Using the unique portraits displayed in our Graeco-Roman Portrait Gallery, students are encouraged to create an ‘autobiography’ for specific individuals through film building up a picture of a typical day in their ancient life through material and textual evidence.
To find out how your students may benefit from the day read a blog post by Dr. Roberta Mazza’s – Lecturer in Classics and Ancient History at The University of Manchester – about a previous event.
Full day: 9.45am-3pm, Up to 40 places available
Date: Wednesday 15th November
Cost: Free of charge ( please note, cancellation charges will apply)
Example of itinerary:
9:45am Arrive and Register
– Manchester Museum
10:15am The Graeco-Roman World
– Presented by Manchester Museum’s Curator of Egypt and the Sudan, Dr. Campbell Price.
10.40am: On-Gallery Activities
– Activities with Post-Graduate students from the Department of Classics and Ancient History, University of Manchester
11:15am Refreshments (provided)
11.30am Object handling
– Students will examine museum artefacts from the period being studied
1:15pm Preparation of ‘Autobiographies’ in groups
– Student task for the day, supported by Museum and University staff and post-graduate students
2.15pm Presentation of Autobiographies
– Final work will be showcased and a prize will be allocated to a peer-voted film
3.00pm Day finishes
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