Thematic Collecting

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Minoan archaeology

Swallows on a Piece of Minoan Wallplaster

Interview with Dr Laura Houseman who works at the University of Manchester talking about a copy of a piece of Minoan wall plaster for Manchester Museum’s thematic collecting project about migration. Dr Houseman has studied the Minoans relationship with nature and in this interview she speculates on what the swallows might have meant to the inhabitants of the settlement of Akrotiri on the island of Santorini over 3,600 years ago.




Thematic Collecting: Water – Transport in the Ancient Greek Bronze Age

An interview with Commodore Manolis Petrakis, Chairman of Crete Maritime Museum, talking about the reconstruction of a Minoan ship from the ancient Greek Bronze Age. The interview was filmed in the Minoan Ship Museum in the harbour area of Xania in October 2015.



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