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Family day at the Ure Museum - the epic battle at Troy – University of Reading

Release Date : 09 July 2004

Greek archaeological ruinsPHOTO OPPORTUNITY: Troy Family Day at the University's Ure Museum WHEN: 18th July 10.00am – 4.00pm WHERE: Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology, Classics Department, Whiteknights Campus, The University of Reading A fun-filled family day based around the epic battle of Troy is being held at the University's Ure Museum to coincide with National Archaeology Day. Brad Pitt's summer blockbuster movie may have looked impressive but this free entry event will actually reveal the truth about Troy. Between 10.00am and 4.00pm visitors can walk around the museum and enjoy the fascinating displays that will chronicle, amongst other things, the saga of the wooden horse. Parents and children can take part in exciting 'warfare trails' together, answering questions on warfare equipment by tracking down various extraordinary museum pieces. For the younger children there will be a reading from the Iliad at midday, where exciting tales will be told At 11.00am and 2.00pm art and craft sessions will take place. For a small contribution to the museum of £2.50, children of all ages (accompanying adults are free) will have the chance to make Trojan horses, swords and shields. Places for these workshops do need to be booked in advance. 'Troy' marks the beginning of many exciting summer events at the University's Ure and Cole museums. This family day promises to be a fun educational experience for young and old, where the truth about Troy is finally uncovered. End For more information, please contact: Rhianedd Smith Assistant Curator Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology The University of Reading 0118 378 6599 E-mail


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