The educational workshops set up inside the Nymphaeum Museum started on Friday 3 March.
After a brief guided tour of the Museum, the real laboratory began, which allowed the third grade children to carry out a real small excavation.
The class was divided into 5 groups, which had at their disposal palettes, containers for placing the objects found and a small “excavation test” recreated inside plastic boxes. It was shown what is meant by stratigraphic excavation, how it is carried out and what finds can be found inside.
Immediately afterwards the work carried out on the archaeological remains was examined: after the discovery and cleaning of the materials, the children drew the various layers and the objects found. It was a fantastic experience to get to know and better understand the history and the finds of the Nymphaeum Museum and the task of archaeology.
The workshop lasted a total of about two hours.
The “Fresco painting” and “Animals at the museum” workshop will start soon.
All schools interested in the various workshops can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, to request information and book access for school groups.