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Collection Highlights

The Greek and Roman collections span the period from about 3000 BC to AD 400. In material and scale the objects range from engraved seal-stones, with minute designs that can hardly be seen by the naked eye, to colossal marble figures; from intricately painted fired clay vessels to precisely chiselled monumental inscriptions; from tactile small bronze panthers to imposing stone sarcophagi. They were found throughout the Greek and Roman world, from Alexandria to the Rhine, from Palestine and Syria to Cambridge. Some items were donated or bequeathed by members of the University of Cambridge, or collectors seeking a permanent home for their treasured possessions; others were allocated to the University from excavations, or occasionally purchased.  

The Greek and Roman collections are displayed in Galleries 21 and 24

Projects

  • Material Cultures in Public Engagement

    A collaborative project involving a network of European museums and supported by the TOPOI Excellence Cluster, which looks at the range of strategies and ideas currently employed by European Museums with Ancient World collections to engage their public with aspects of ancient material culture. Proceedings of a conference held in March 2015 will be published in autumn 2016.

  • The Lansdowne Relief

    The Lansdowne Relief is the Department of Antiquity’s newest acquisition, although it has been on loan to the Museum since 2004 and on display in the Greek and Roman Gallery since 2010.

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