Ancient Civilisations Year levels 4 - 8 Duration One hour 2013 sessions Term 4 (14 October - 13 December 2013), $4 per school student 2014 sessions Terms 1 - 4 (available Monday - Friday), $5 per school student Explore what life was like in Ancient times The Ancient Civilisations programme (formerly the Archaeology programme) puts learners into the role of archaeologists. You’ll learn to carefully examine the museum's handling collection of objects and replicas from a range of different civilisations, including the Romans, Vikings, Greeks and Egyptians. As an archaeologist you’ll explore these questions: What is an archaeologist and how do they uncover stories of the past? How does archaeology inform us about ancient civilisations? What can we learn about ancient life, technology and beliefs by examining objects? Can we make comparisons between life today and that of ancient times? The Ancient Civilisations programme is assisted by LEOTC and funded by the Ministry of Education. Booking information Ancient Civilisations is hosted in the Museum's Stevenson Learning Centre where we can accommodate up to 30 students. There is a minimum charge of 20 students per session, at $4 per school student during 2013, and $5 per school student during 2014. Contact one of our programmers for more information, or book your session now. Book now Related Museum galleries Ancient Worlds Drawn from Auckland Museum's own collections, Ancient Worlds illustrates the depth and variety of ancient civilisations and cultures throughout the world. Visit the Ancient Worlds gallery. Digital resources Egypt The British Museum Another excellent collection of Egyptology interactive activities BBC Primary History - Rosetta Stone An important stone. On it lay the clue to breaking a code that baffled scholars for centuries: Egyptian hieroglyphs. Detroit Institute of Arts Multi-curricular Egypt-related activities. The Children's University of Manchester A great collection of fun, educational interactive Egyptology activities. The Ancient Egypt Site A constantly evolving interactive book about the history, language, monuments and culture of Ancient Egypt. It features an excellent A-Z encyclopaedia. Kidipede home A children's encyclopedia covering mainly history and science topics. Vikings BBC Primary History Learn about Viking home life, their beliefs and stories, the towns they founded, and more. Ancient Rome BBC Primary History Find out about Roman technology, religion, and the city of Rome. Romans - BBC History Mad emperors, brutal entertainments and lascivious lifestyles. These are the familiar images of ancient Rome, but what was it really like? Ancient Greece BBC Primary History Explore the history of the ancient Greeks.