Treasures: Adventures in Archaeology

Comparing the stories of real life archaeologists with those of their fictional counterparts.

Discoveries made by Giovanni Belzoni, Flinders Petrie, and Adela Breton are brought together with thematic material from fiction and film in order to reveal how real life archaeological exploits have influenced popular culture.

Pre-Columbian gold, ancient Greek artefacts and finds from early Egyptian expeditions are shown alongside the jacket, hat and whip from Indiana Jones, while a 19th century crystal skull from the Musee du Quai Branly is united with the crystal skull from the George Lucas production.

Venue details

National Museum Cardiff Cathays Park Cardiff CF10 3NP 029 2039 7951

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £7)

Tues – Sun & most Bank Holiday Mondays
10am – 5pm

Closed 24 – 26 Dec, 1 Jan

To book call 029 2023 0130. National Art Pass required on arrival

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