Tuesday, March 10, 2015

EMAS Study Tour to Southern Bavaria



EMAS Study Tour to Southern Bavaria

Guide David Beard MA, FSA

30 May - 6 June 2015

This year's spring study tour is to Southern Bavaria. An important part of the area is the 'Roman Limes' - the frontier of the Roman Empire. Today the Limes consist of remains of walls, ditches, forts, fortresses, watchtowers and civilian settlements. Some sections of the line have been excavated, some reconstructed and, sadly, a few destroyed. The two sections of the Limes in Germany cover a length of 550 km from the north-west of the country to the Danube in the south-east. What remains is a now a designated World Heritage Site.

It is not just Roman archaeology that is on the itinerary. Regensburg and Weißenburg both have many impressive medieval buildings. Indeed, Regensburg has been described as Germany's best-preserved medieval town, and is a World Heritage Site in its own right.

Further details...

Monday, March 2, 2015

EMAS TOUR OF THE ROYAL HISTORIC DOCKYARD AT CHATHAM

EMAS TOUR OF THE ROYAL HISTORIC DOCKYARD
AT CHATHAM

Saturday, 21st March 2015


On Saturday, 21st March, Dr Chris Ware will lead a tour around the Historic Dockyard at Chatham.  He is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of History at Greenwich University and he was formerly at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich.  Some of you remember the splendid tour he gave us there a couple of years ago.


Before its closure in 1984, the Royal Naval Dockyard on the River Medway was responsible for the construction of some of our most famous sailing ships such as HMS Victory, which EMAS has previously visited at Portsmouth.  The dockyard covered some 400 acres and has shipbuilding records going back to 1646.  The far eastern part of the dockyard is still a commercial port, but a very significant part of the old dockyard has been restored and opened up as a “museum” to commemorate the period when sailing ships ruled the waves.

EMAS FIELD TRIP TO SALISBURY AND STONEHENGE

EMAS FIELD TRIP TO SALISBURY AND STONEHENGE

Saturday, 7th March 2015


Stonehenge is part of an 800 acre World Heritage Site where recent excavation has proved the sheer complexity and time span of this prehistoric site.  A new Visitors’ Centre has recently been designed to reflect these latest discoveries.  It seemed time to visit this new Centre and revisit a fascinating archaeological landscape.  We are fortunate to have Scott MacCracken as our guide for this field trip.

The morning will be spent at Salisbury Museum visiting another newly opened gallery, the Wessex Gallery of Archaeology.  This gallery displays artifacts from discoveries in the area surrounding Salisbury, from prehistoric times to the Norman Conquest.  Salisbury has always been one of the main

locations for finds from the Stonehenge complex and is now where the objects from the Bronze Age burial of an archer found at Amesbury, better known as the Amesbury Archer, are displayed.

The Limes Germanicus



The Limes Germanicus: the Archaeology of
Late Roman and Medieval Bavaria
a lecture by David Beard MA, FSA
Friday, 6 March
7:00 pm
Activity Space 1, Clore Learning Centre
Museum of London, London Wall
EC2Y 5HN

FREE TO EMAS MEMBERS £3:00 NON-MEMBERS