Classics, Ancient History, Archaeology and Egyptology
A warm welcome to the department of Classics, Ancient History, Archaeology, and Egyptology at The University of Manchester.
Our new joint department offers a unique environment to study the ancient world from the ancient Near East and Egypt to the Hellenistic and Roman Empires and beyond. Our interests span poetry and prose, material culture and social history, ancient philosophy, science and medicine, and more.
Classics and Ancient History
Classics and Ancient History embodies everything from Greek and Latin literature, to ancient philosophy and history. These worlds come to life through the study of archaeology and epigraphy, while our fieldwork helps us to directly experience the wonders of the classical realm.
Archaeology at Manchester creatively combines science and humanities, exploring Mesolithic Britain, the Bronze Age Aegean and the Ancient Near East to the early industrial period. Excavations, the Manchester Museum and Manchester Centre for Archaeology and Egyptology offer unique opportunities for engagement.
Egyptology at Manchester explores women in ancient Egypt, material culture, the Amarna Period and its royal ideology, and the reception of ancient Egypt in history. Our courses are complemented by the Egyptological collections of the Manchester Museum the John Rylands Library.