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14:00 - 17:00 27 September 2014

Space beads from Ancient Egypt: making objects from meteorites


Royal Observatory Greenwich | Royal Greenwich Park (link Map)
London | SE10 9NF | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: £5
Ticketing: Ticketed and Pre-booking essential

A joint event between the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, UCL and the Royal Observatory Greenwich (Royal Museums Greenwich) on beads - over 5,000 years old - hammered out of pieces of meteorites in Egypt.

In a discussion, chaired by Marek Kukula (Public Astronomer, ROG), Alice Stevenson (Curator of the Petrie Museum) will set out the ancient social context for these rare objects; Diane Johnson (Open University) will illustrate how these ancient beads were made and artist Matthew Luck Gulpin will show how he works with meteoritic material today. The discussion will be a followed by a closer look at meteorites in the collection of the Royal Observatory.


Debbie Challis / Helen Pike
+44 (0)20 8679 4138 | events.petrie@ucl.ac.uk


Petrie Museum
Royal Museums Greenwich