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Archaeology NOW: Storms, War and Shipwrecks

A series of FREE talks and handling sessions that focuses on current archaeological work.

These talks allow professional archaeologists, related specialists and community groups to share their exciting work with us as it is happening and include regional, national and international projects. 

All talks are at 1pm in the Djanogly Theatre, please book your place in advance at the Box Office on 0115 846 7777.

This talk will tell the extraordinary story of Sicily - the island at the crossroads of the Mediterranean - exclusively through discoveries made by underwater archaeologists. For 2500 years, Sicily was the place where great ancient civilizations met, interacted and fought, from Phoenicians, Greeks and Romans to Byzantines, Arabs and Normans. The Ashmolean’s 2016 summer exhibition explores the island’s multi-cultural heritage and the timeless movement of people, goods and ideas through more than 200 spectacular and unusual objects raised from the sea bed.

With Dr Paul Roberts, Sackler Keeper of Antiquities at the Ashmolean Museum. Previously Senior Roman Curator in the Department of Greece and Rome at the British Museum where he curated the major exhibition Life and Death in Pompeii and Herculaneum.