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Sands of Time: Kids' Archaeology Dig
Sands of Time: Kids' Archaeology Dig

Sands of Time: Kids' Archaeology Dig

An archaeological site has been discovered at the Hellenic Museum, and we need budding young archaeologists to help unearth and analyse its treasures!

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21 Jan 2024, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Hellenic Museum, 280 William St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia


Calling all budding young archaeologists and historians! An archaeological site has been discovered in the Hellenic Museum courtyard, and we need your help to unearth and analyse its hidden treasures. Can you 'dig' it?

Before embarking on their adventure, the field crew will receive a crash course in archaeology from the Hellenic Museum, where they'll learn how real dig sites are selected, plotted and prepared, and how artefacts are recovered and analysed. Then, it's time to head to the dig site (ahem, sandpit) and get hands-on with history!

Working in small groups, kids will be guided through their own archaeological dig to unearth hidden "artefacts" and "monuments". Once excavated, they'll learn how to document their findings in a field journal, and analyse the artefacts to decode their history – including an opportunity to practice their analysis skills on a sherd of real ancient pottery from the Hellenic Museum's handling collection.

This kids' school holiday workshop is recommended for ages 8–13. Tickets include all materials, and Museum general entry after the workshop.


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    +$0.63 service fee
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