Classical Civilisation pupils visit Mummy

On Friday 21st June Miss Bishop took her GCSE and A Level Classical Civlisation classes to the British Museum which brought to life what they have been doing in lessons. The GCSE group went to the Roman Legion exhibition, tried on legionary helmets, chuckled at socks with sandals, checked whether they were tall enough to join the legion (Henry and Grace are!) and marvelled at skeletons. The A level group were astonished by the highly decorated vases, the delicate jewellery, and by the quality of Persian treasures (yet the Greeks dismissed the Persians as barbarians!). Everybody was blown away by the intricate marble carvings of Amazons fighting Greeks on the Bassae Frieze and – highlight of the day for some – Cleopatra’s mummy.

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