Ancient Greeks Curator Talks 

Join Deirdre Harrison, Collections Manager Archaeology, for an evening discussing how new archaeological and literary discoveries and new technologies improve our modern understanding of these ancient games. 

Deirdre Harrison, Collections Manager Archaeology
Ancient Greeks Curator Talk

Ancient Olympic Games

Deirdre Harrison, Collections Manager Archaeology

TUE 12 JULY, 6PM
AUDITORIUM, LEVEL 2
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This year, and unusually last year too, are Olympic years. Join Deirdre Harrison, Collections Manager Archaeology, as she talks about the wealth of information on this subject and how new archaeological and literary discoveries and new technologies improve our modern understanding of these ancient games and the fierce nature of competition that surrounds them.

About Deirdre Harrison

Deirdre Harrison is the Collection Manager in the Archaeology Department at Auckland Museum. She has a background in Chemistry, Classics and Archaeology, and an interest in competitive sport.

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TYRRHENIAN AMPHORA, made in Athens, Greece, about 540BC. © The Trustees of the British Museum