Adventurers in Archaeology: The Real Indiana Jones

Kevin Harrison

Who was the real Indiana Jones?

Explore the real stories of adventure, courage and danger in the ‘Heroic Age’ archaeology. Meet the men (and often their wives) who rediscovered the Ancient Near East. Here are the genuine tales of adventure and ‘daring-do’ behind our knowledge of the civilisations of the ancient Near East. Stories that involve deceit, danger, and ruthless ambition in the pursuit of fame and glory: Indiana Jones?  Indeed!

  • Heinrich Schliemann (1822-90) & Troy: Homer vindicated!
  • Heinrich Schliemann & Mycenae: the Palace of Agamemnon, rich in gold!
  • Arthur Evans (1851-1941) & the Minoans: the lair of the Minotaur
  • Thomas Bruce, Lord Elgin (1766-1841) & the Parthenon Marbles: and his crime?
  • August Mariette (1818-81) & Egypt: The man who made Egypt live.
  • Mortimer Wheeler (1890-1976) & Maiden Castle: archaeology in the modern age. 

Each class will be accompanied with illustrations and some of the surviving accounts of the archaeologists themselves.

Day: Fridays          Time: 10.30am – 12.30pm

6 weeks,  from Fridays 6th November to 11th December 2020

Virtual Learning Environment: Zoom

 I’ll send out the Zoom codes, talk outline and suggested reading the day before.

Single lecture:

Price Concessions Minimum No. Maximum No.
£5 * 1 50

Booking for the full Block of six lectures: (only available for postal bookings).

Price Concessions Minimum No. Maximum No.
£30 * 1 50

To book, complete the MANCENT booking form and send it with payment to the address below.

 Kevin Harrison: 0161-432 3710 or 07542227246


Adult Education in Manchester and Cheshire