Revealing the Ancient World

Find out about Neanderthal life, love, death and art, and discover how Rome’s Great Fire inflicted lasting harm on the Roman Empire.  Learn how the world re-discovered Tutankhamun in the 1960s and ’70s.


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View our packed programme of over 150 events.

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Find an event that's right for you from our 15 broad themes.

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Festival Focus

A number of themed events on some of today’s most pressing issues.

Festival Focus