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Flowers of the Prehistoric Aegean

Tuesday 06 March 2018 14:00 - Tuesday 06 March 2018 16:00

Explore the plants that played an important role in some of the world's oldest civilisations, those of the European Bronze Age - Minoan, Mycenaean and Cycladic of nearly four thousand years ago. 

This is a one day course on Tuesday 6 March (2-4pm).

The art of these ancient civilisations that developed around the Aegean Sea between the mainland of modern Greece and Turkey indicates that plants played an important role in these societies. For example in Minoan culture there are numerous depictions of the crocus flower on ceramics, wall-paintings, and even on religious objects. Saffron spice, a product of the flower, was and still is a valuable economic commodity, used in medicine and important culturally. This class considers the types of flora depicted in art, as well as archaeological evidence for their different uses.

 

Who is it suitable for?

18+. There are no formal entry requirements.

What does it cost?

£9 (No concessions).

Do I need to book a place?

Yes -  Please book online via the University of Liverpool's online store or contact The University's Continuing Education Department on 0151 794 6900

Venue Details

Conference Room