Tuesday, May 7, 2019

The Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology

The Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology

The Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology, owned by the University of Reading and an integral part of the Department of Classics, is recognised as the fourth largest collection of Greek ceramics in Britain. The collection primarily consists of material from the Greek and Greco-Roman civilisations of the Mediterranean, most notably Greek and Etruscan ceramics and terracottas. Other artifacts include prehistoric pottery, as well as metal and stone artifacts of Greek and Roman date. There is also an important collection of Egyptian antiquities, ranging from the Pre-dynastic to the Roman period.
There are approximately 2000 objects in the museum, not all of which can be displayed at any one time. However temporary displays are changed periodically and less valuable items may be handled by school groups.

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