Travel Tuesdays: Explore the World Virtually – Episode 3
The Late Bronze Age was a period of prosperity and transformation for the island of Cyprus. Explore the culture that developed during this period.
The Wealthy World of Bronze Age Cyprus
presented by Dr Christopher Gribbin, introduced by Susannah Fullerton
The Late Bronze Age was a period of prosperity and transformation for the island of Cyprus. Thanks to its abundant copper deposits and its position on trade routes, Cyprus was a crucial part of an international community that included Egyptians, Hittites, Mycenaean Greeks and others. This talk will explore the culture that developed on Cyprus during this period, which is a fascinating blend of these cultures, mixed together with some distinctly Cypriot elements to create something unique.
Recorded during a live-streamed Zoom presentation, this video has been carefully edited to deliver the experience of being part of an audience and having the best seat in the house.
An Adjunct Lecturer at La Trobe University, Christopher has a Ph.D. in Classics and has taught at Melbourne, Monash and La Trobe universities. Christopher has a particular interest in understanding how people make sense of the world, whether through religion, philosophy, myth, art or architecture and he enjoys sharing his passion for the literature and architecture of the ancient world with the general public through formal and creative endeavours. Christopher will lead ASA’s tour to Cyprus in 2023 and 2024.
Find out more about Christopher here.