Sicily Exhibition

Sicily: culture and conquest – Exhibition at the British Museum

21 April – 14 August 2016

Sicily: culture and conquest - Exhibition at the British MuseumThe largest island in the Mediterranean, home of Mount Etna, a cultural centre of the ancient and medieval world.

This exhibition tells Sicily’s fascinating stories – from the arrival of the Greeks and their encounters with the Phoenicians and other settlers, to the extraordinary period of enlightenment under Norman rule in the 11th to 13th centuries.

For much of its history, Sicily was admired and envied for its wealth, cultural patronage and architecture. In the exhibition, ancient Greek sculpture, architectural decorations from temples, churches and palaces, early coinage, stunning gold jewellery, and Norman mosaics and textiles demonstrate Sicily’s diversity, prosperity and significance over hundreds of years.

Come behind the scenes and meet curators Peter Higgs and Dirk Booms as they reveal some of the fascinating stories behind the Greek and Norman objects in our special exhibition Sicily: culture and conquest.

Book now  Booking fee: £1.00 per ticket

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