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This is an amazing chance to meet Joann, listen to her lecture on sport in Ancient Egypt and to ask her questions! Family friendly and all ages welcome (not suitable for under 11s).

Although the ancient Egyptians are most familiar as the static figures portrayed on the monuments they built, they actively took part in a wide range of sports throughout their 3,000 year history. From running and swimming to ball games and chariot racing, Jo will look at the variety of sports they enjoyed, both as a leisure pursuit and as part of military training. She’ll also look at the sports which played a key part in rituals, from the running tracks of the pyramid-building pharaohs to the multiple Olympic victories achieved by the family of Cleopatra.

Tickets include refreshments.

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Museum of Wigan Life

Library Street, Wigan, Greater Manchester, WN1 1NU

01942 828128


Opening times

Monday: Closed

Tuesday: 10:00 - 16:00

Wednesday: 10:00 - 16:00

Thursday: 10:00 - 16:00

Friday: 10:00 - 16:00

Saturday: 10:00 - 16:00

Sunday: Closed

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