Study Day: Graeco-Roman Egypt

portraitsThis 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

10.00am      Introduction

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

12.30pm      Lunch 

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 

GR day 2013If you require more information please contact us on 0161 306 1764
or email

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