"archaeology classics egyptology" blog posts

Excavations, new skills and adventures in Halkidiki

Posted on: 9 October 2017 | Category: 2017 posts

Archaeological site in Greece

In its time, Olynthos was an ancient classical Greek city in the Halkidiki region of modern-day Greece. The city sprawled across the two massive hills that dominate the surrounding landscape until its destruction in 348 BC by Philip II (Alexander the Great’s dad).


Student experience - discovering ancient and modern Greece

Posted on: 20 April 2017 | Category: 2017 posts

Photo collage of Greek trip

Archaeology student Jake Morley-Stone gives us the lowdown on his research in Greece and how The Chris Mee Mediterranean Travel Award enabled him to make the trip. Find out how this experience has transformed his research on Ancient Greece.


A new way of exploring the past

Posted on: 17 March 2017 | Category: 2017 posts

Neandertal teeth

Professor Keith Dobney was part of a team of researchers who recently made the exciting discovery of ancient DNA found in the dental plaque of Neandertals from Belgium and Spain.


On this day in history: Julius Caesar assassination

Posted on: 15 March 2017 | Category: 2017 posts

Julius Caesar painting

Our Roman history expert, Fred Hirt, looks back on this pivotal moment in ancient history and the unusual way he was first introduced to Shakespeare's version of events.


A passion for LEGO and archaeology

Posted on: 18 January 2017 | Category: 2017 posts

Lego comic strip

My latest research project has been inspired by my interest in digital humanities research, teaching methods - and a love of LEGO.


A student's view - behind the scenes at Manchester Museum

Posted on: 18 November 2016 | Category: 2016 posts

Students outside Manchester Museum

First of all, a big thank you to everyone that came on our trip and also to Dr. Campbell Price at Manchester Museum for taking us around and putting up with us all afternoon!


Animal Mummies are revealed at World Museum in Liverpool

Posted on: 13 October 2016 | Category: 2016 posts

Jackal mummy at World Museum

We're excited that one of our favourite museums in Liverpool is opening the first ever exhibition in the UK exploring ancient Egyptian animal mummies! Running until 26 February 2017, three objects from our very own Garstang Museum will also form a key part of the exhibition.


Archaeology student's 'Ride to the Somme'

Posted on: 27 September 2016 | Category: 2016 posts

Two men wearing cycle helments.

It's great to hear back from students about what they've been up to over the summer, so we were pleased to get word from Ancient History & Archaeology student Sam Vaughan about his recent cycling odyssey!


A handy guide to our 2016 Open Days

Posted on: 16 September 2016 | Category: 2016 posts

University of Liverpool -  Your open day journey

An open day is a great opportunity to meet with your future lecturers and current students, who can give you a unique insight into your course, the University and Liverpool itself. So here's our handy guide to some of the highlights of our open days - join us on on Saturday 24 September and Saturday 8 October 2016.


Ask our curator anything! Join in #askacurator day at Garstang Museum

Posted on: 12 September 2016 | Category: 2016 posts

Two curators examining a mummy

‌If you've ever wondered why cats ended up as mummies in ancient Egypt or what it takes to become a museum curator - then this week is your chance to ask a curator for yourself.