Course in Ritual and daily life in the prehistoric Eastern Mediterranean: An archaeological Approach

E-Learning University of Athens

Programme Description

Course in Ritual and daily life in the prehistoric Eastern Mediterranean: An archaeological Approach

E-Learning University of Athens

An archaeological approach

This online course explores the archaeological evidence from the Aegean area, Cyprus and other regions of eastern Mediterranean during prehistoric/protohistoric times, focusing on specific subjects. This programme comprises four different modules. Each module is divided into three or four lessons. Each lesson will be accompanied by relevant iconographic material, selective bibliography as well as comprehensive chronological tables. The content of the modules focuses on presenting:

  • the most popular imaginary creatures in Minoan iconography

  • the diseases and the cure methods/practices in Egypt, Mesopotamia and the Aegean during later Prehistory

  • The design methods of models uncovered in Crete and Cyprus with references to respective Egyptian products

and lastly the significance of the Minoan Rituals and their relation to the rituals of modern civilizations.

Participant Profile

The programme addresses not only students of Archaeology but also the broader public, especially those with a particular interest in prehistoric/protohistoric times in the broader eastern Mediterranean area.

Programme Aims

The subjects have been carefully selected taking into consideration not only current research trends but also what interests the general public. The aim of the programme is to present archaeological evidence from the Aegean area, Cyprus and other regions of eastern Mediterranean during prehistoric/protohistoric times, focusing on specific subjects.

Thus, themes include a. the monsters and other hybrid creatures depicted in prehistoric art and possibly connected with magical and religious beliefs, b. the medical and therapeutical practices of the prehistoric communities in the east Mediterranean, c. the significance of the house and other models of clay deposited in tombs, sanctuaries and other types of sites and d. the presentation and discussion of a series of rites as an integral part of the human activity which is documented in the archaeological record of the aforementioned areas.

Programme Description

  • Module 1: Hybrid and monstrous creatures in Minoan iconography
  • Module 2: Disease and Therapy: medical and other therapeutical practices in prehistoric eastern Mediterranean
  • Module 3: Modeling everyday life in Aegean and Cyprus with reference to Egypt
  • Module 4: Ritual performance in Minoan Crete: archaeological and iconographic evidence
This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated May 30, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Online
Start Date
Start date
June 2019
Duration
Duration
15 
Price
Price
350 EUR
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Locations
Greece - Athens, Central Athens
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June 2019
Greece - Athens, Central Athens
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