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The Archaeological Origins of Britain in Palestine

November 23, 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Can a map change the course of history? What can the artefacts of ancient civilisations reveal about modern cultural debates? Who were the personalities behind great archaeological discoveries? To find out how Britain shaped Palestine, and how Palestine shaped Britain, come to Greenwich for an afternoon of expert talks, object handling, map-making, and more.

People have long been fascinated by Palestine, drawn to its ancient heritage and significance as a holy land. This year marks the centenary of the end of Ottoman rule in Palestine, and the beginning of three tumultuous decades of British control.

But Brits did not originally come to Palestine with guns; they came with shovels. For over 150 years, the Palestine Exploration Fund (PEF) has supported the study of Palestine through archaeological expeditions and historical research. Now, the PEF is opening the doors to its brand-new research centre in Greenwich for an interactive afternoon with its collections in collaboration with the University of Greenwich.

In partnership with

Palestine Exploration Fund

Contact email address

m.h.talbot@gre.ac.uk

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Join us at the Palestine Exploration Fund in Greenwich to get hands-on with the artefacts, documents, and photographs that tell gripping stories of the British in Palestine, and how archaeology shaped the Middle East as we know it today.
Is booking required?
Yes
Contact email address
m.h.talbot@gre.ac.uk
Event partners
Palestine Exploration Fund
Region
London
City/town
London
Accessibility information
Level access – the main entrance has level access
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(C) Palestine Exploration Fund

Venue

Palestine Exploration Fund
5-6 Dreadnought Walk
London, SE10 9FP
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Accessibility information
Level access – the main entrance has level access
Website:
https://www.pef.org.uk