CSPS has joined forces with our Classics and Archaeology colleagues at the University of Nottingham and the Museum of Byzantine Culture in Thessaloniki, Greece, to design this educational project.
The aim is to introduce children to the symbolism and significance of purple colour from prehistory to medieval times.
Through experimental archaeology sessions and the study of ancient sources, artefacts and archaeological discoveries, schoolchildren will:
Purple was antiquity’s most important colour. It was the colour of royalty as far back as anybody can remember! Below are a few fun facts about this colour's history.
Did you know:
We have prepared a bilingual resource package for students and teachers and all activities are tailored to the particular interests of each participating school.
A children’s book Life Code: Lydia is currently being written by our children’s author Sarantos Minopetros and will appear soon.
Dr Chrysanthi Gallou (University of Nottingham)
Dr Mark Bradley (University of Nottingham)Dr Rena Veropoulidou (Museum of Byzantine Culture, Thessaloniki)
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Nottingham, NG7 2RD
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