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LIVING IN A SUMERIAN CITY IN THE THIRD MILLENNIUM BC

10:00am-11:00am on Tuesday 5 April
3:00pm-4:00pm on Wednesday 6 April
11:00am-12:00pm on Thursday 7 April

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Would you like to live in a Sumerian city? This online event showcases essential aspects of urban life in ancient Sumer (modern southern Iraq), using recent research and authentic sources for activities for children (and their parents!) How are cities planned? What are the houses like? Where is food available from? What happens to rubbish? Discover the Sumerian city way of life!

The event is suitable to children 5 to 12 years old (and their parents!).

Participants will be provided with a video, activity pdf worksheet and Zoom joining link a few days in advance of the event.

Join the online Zoom workshop to discuss ancient Sumer with a specialist, and ask all the questions that come to their mind about Sumerian cities. In the end, you will have all the information needed to decide whether you would like to live in a Sumerian city or not!

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Sumer is one of the oldest urban civilisations, and one of the most urbanised societies according to both archaeological and textual sources. Sumerians saw themselves as city-dwellers: living in a city was the Sumerian way of life.

This event offers an overview of our knowledge about Sumerian cities. How and what do we know about them?

Would you like to know whether Sumerians were living in a pleasant (and healthy) environment or not? Where do they buy their food? Is there enough drinking water? Do they have medication? Where are the industrial areas? Where do they put their rubbish? Do they recycle? What are the houses like and… what about the neighbours?

This event answers those questions (and more) through fun activities and an interactive workshop. Children get an overview of the main features of a Sumerian city and learn about current issues in urban studies. The activities are based upon authentic and original sources, both archaeological and textual, so that children see how we make history by using a wide range of sources.

Booking email address: lmb97@cam.ac.uk

Booking/Registration is: REQUIRED

Online booking details can be found via the following individual Eventbrite links:

5 April workshop: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/205093469087
6 April workshop: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/205120219097
7 April workshop: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/205124973317

Participants will be provided with a video, activity pdf worksheet and Zoom joining link a few days in advance of the event.

Each workshop is limited to 15 registrants.

Additional Information

Age: Children under 12
Format: Workshop
Timing: Live Stream
Cost: FREE
Event Capacity: 15 per workshop
Theme: Society, Discovery
Accessibility: Closed Captions
Image copyright: Federica Muiá for the AHIF project 'Travelling in Ancient Sumer'

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9:30am-8:00pm on Monday 4 April
9:30am-8:00pm on Tuesday 5 April
9:30am-8:00pm on Wednesday 6 April
9:30am-8:00pm on Thursday 7 April
9:30am-8:00pm on Friday 8 April
10:00am-5:00pm on Saturday 9 April
3:00pm-4:30pm on Saturday 9 April
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