Wed, 13 Feb|
The Antoinette Centre
Archaeology in Iraq
The 'cradle of civilisation' has been in turmoil for many years. What is left? How is it protected? Who is looking after it? Join us for an informal coffee and chat to find out a little more about the Archaeology of Iraq.
Time & Location
13 Feb 2019, 19:00
The Antoinette Centre, The Antoinette Centre, Quex Park, Birchington CT7 0BH, UK
About The Event
Mesopotamia, the region between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, is often referred to as the cradle of civilisation. It is believed that here, mankind first began to read, write, create laws and live in cities under an organised government—notably Uruk, from which "Iraq" is derived.
Years of turmoil have had their effects on the country and its precious artifacts. Join us for an informal (yet informative) evening talk to find out about the state of the archaeology, who is looking after it and what can be learnt from what is left. Find out about the social side of archaeology in Iraq - the people the personalities and how far they will go to protect mankinds' treasures.
There will be no PowerPoint presentation, but lots of photos and an archaeologist passionate about working in Iraq.
LOCATION: The Antoinette Centre, Quex Park, Birchington, Kent, CT7 0BH
Notes: Tea, coffee and water are available- quite possibly biscuits too.
Age Guide: 16+
Numbers limited to 20