Museum of Ancient Cultures News and Events
Mystery of stolen Egyptian artefact cracked by hieroglyphs. The director of Macquarie University's Museum of Ancient Cultures has been praised by Egyptian authorities for returning the fragment dating back to 380 BC which was stolen from Egypt 25 years ago.
It takes almost 24 hours for the earth to rotate on its axis, but we only have about six to show you what campus life is like. No pressure! But we also know a lot can happen in a day.
Ancient History specific stream hosted by the Museum of Ancient Cultures and the Department of Ancient History. Come and see what it is like to study Ancient History and Archaeology at Macquarie University.
Date: Thursday 18th April 2019
Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm
Location: 29 Wally's Walk: T1 and Museum of Ancient Cultures.
Some huge international names feature at this year's teacher's conference.
The primary focus is Pompeii and Herculaneum, and speakers will include two of the most renowned scholars in this field: Professor Alison Cooley, author of Pompeii and Herculaneum: A Sourcebook (2014) and Pompeii (2013), and Macquarie University's own Professor Ray Laurence, author of Roman Pompeii: Space and Society (2010) and Pompeii: The Living City(2006).
PLUS – we are delighted to feature Professor Anton Powell on Sparta. Anton is the author of Athens and Sparta: Constructing Greek Political and Social History (3rd edition 2017) and the editor and co-author of the two-volume Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Sparta (2018).
Date: Monday 6th May 2019
Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Location: Art Gallery of NSW
National Archaeology Week will take place from 19-25 May 2019.
The Museum of Ancient Cultures will be hosting a talk by Pamela Kottaras on the Pyrmont Project, more details to come.
Date: Friday 24th May
Time: 5:00pm - 7:30pm
Location: Museum of Ancient Cultures, Seminar Room