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Beyond the Grave: Death In Ancient Times

Beyond the Grave: Death In Ancient Times

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  • Wed 20 Feb ’19, 11:00am – 3:00pm
  • Thu 21 Feb ’19, 11:00am – 3:00pm
  • Fri 22 Feb ’19, 11:00am – 3:00pm
  • Sat 23 Feb ’19, 11:00am – 3:00pm
  • Sun 24 Feb ’19, 11:00am – 3:00pm
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Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities, 3 Hereford St, Christchurch


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission


Teece Museum

Despite the distance of time, it is possible to catch a glimpse of what death meant for ordinary Greeks and Romans through the artefacts they left behind. ‘Beyond the Grave’ includes poignant inscriptions on tombstones, dramatic scenes in plays, carefully sculpted memorials, and detailed images of funeral rites painted on vases.

All these point to the fact that in ancient times, as now, how we approach the subject of death can reveal a great deal about what each of our cultures values most about life.

Open: Wednesday to Sunday, 11am-3pm

The Teece Museum is also available by appointment Mondays and Tuesdays, 9am-3pm, for school and group visits.

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