Members' lecture
Live screening – The inaccessible Roman Empire

Monday 25 June 2018,
Stevenson Lecture Theatre
Tickets £8

To book, call 020 7323 8195

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Live screening of an exclusive lecture for Members.

Recent turmoil in much of the Near East and North Africa means that many of the most impressive sites in the Roman Empire can no longer be visited. Sam Moorhead, British Museum, has worked and travelled in parts of the eastern Mediterranean which are now too dangerous to explore.

In this lecture, he provides an outline of Roman activity in the region, focusing on cities which have been largely destroyed (for example Hatra in Iraq and Palmyra in Syria), sites which have been heavily looted (Apamaea and Dura Europos in Syria), and places which are now too dangerous to visit (Leptis Magna and Cyrene in Libya). He will present some of finest architecture, sculpture and mosaics from the Roman world, highlighting both the richness of eastern Roman culture and the lives of the people who lived in these exotic places.

Includes a complimentary drink.

Please note that this is a live relay screening of the lecture that will be taking place in the BP Lecture Theatre.

Age: 16+

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Temple of Bel in Palmyra, March 2011. Photo: Sam Moorhead.