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Lost languages on found objects – a language tour

November 17, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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One event on 21 November, 2017 at 2:00pm

Have you ever seen an interesting script on an artefact in a museum and wondered what language it is or what it says? Now you can find out as Professor John Coleman from the University of Oxford brings these lost languages back to life with a range of objects in the Ashmolean Museum.

From childcare instructions and recipes to curses, the deciphered text provides an intriguing insight into  classics, archaeology, and what it was like to be human thousands of years ago.

For event information, please contact Bhee Bellew at creativeml@mod-langs.ox.ac.uk.


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November 17
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Accessibility Information
There is disabled access throughout the Museum, with ramps into the building, lifts to all floors and wheelchairs are available. There are also wheelchair accessible toilets. If you need assistance or if your mobility is impaired, please ask a Visitor Service Assistant for help.


Ashmolean Museum
Beaumont Street
Oxford, South East England OX1 2PH United Kingdom
+44 (0)1865 278000