There was plenty of inspiration for our Classicists as they explored the statues, monuments and artefacts from ancient Greece and Rome. The morning was spent in the Roman rooms, examining the magnificent portraits of the Emperors (especially Augustus) and the Roman Gods. The Rosetta Stone was also popular with pupils, as were the Egyptian mummies.
Pupils also had the opportunity to examine an array of ancient Greek artefacts including the stunning red- and black-figure vases, the impressive Nereid monument and the controversial Parthenon sculptures. These exhibits gave form to many ideas they encountered in their lessons and set texts and will help them to visualise the Classical world more clearly.