Workshops – Elementary School
THE CITY BETWEEN TWO RIVERS
How and what did our ancestors weave? Let’s find out how weaving, one of the great Neolithic inventions, was discovered: we will weave cloth using a horizontal loom, just like the ones or ancestors would use.
From clay to pottery
Let’s discover how our ancestors learnt to create and decorate pottery, one of the great Neolithic inventions. We will make and decorate a clay pot using Prehistoric techniques.
LIFE ON BOARD
Ludus Latrunculorum: pastime on board
Sailors’ life on the sea was hard and strenuous, whereas passengers didn’t have much to do during the trip: they had to find ways to kill time with games and hobbies. Let’s try a board game from Roman times by duplicating the dices recovered during the excavations.
May Neptune help us: cults on board and superstitions
Roman seafaring had a number of protecting gods, such as Neptune, Venus, the Nereids, Hercules and many more. Every ship had its own guardian god and it received proper honors on board. We will learn the cults and the superstitions on the ships, and we will make talismans and other objects related to sea rituals.
Duration 2 hours