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I visited the A.G. Leventis Gallery at the Institute of Archaeology, part of UCL Museums & Collections. The A.G. Leventis Gallery of Cypriot and Eastern Mediterranean Archaeology displays the IoA’s rich collection of objects from ancient Cyprus, Greece, Crete, Egypt and the Levant. It is fascinating to explore the resources and learn about how diverse the region has been during five thousand years of history.

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My favourite object in the Gallery

There is also a temporary exhibition, We Need To Talk: Connecting Through Technology, which has been created by students on the MA Museum Studies to explore the different technologies we have used to communicate in different periods of time. The exhibition contains such varied items as typewriters, coins, papyrus and computers, and it’s highly informative.

A visit to this interesting gallery doesn’t take long, but it’s certainly worthwhile.

FACTS

Address: Institute of Archaeology, 31-34 Gordon Square, London, WC1H 0PY

Website: ucl.ac.uk/museums/archaeology

Opening Hours: 9-5 Mon-Fri during term time

Prices: Free

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