The Institute for Mediterranean Studies (IMS)
promotes the study of civilizations of the Mediterranean basin and the Near East.
of Troy is a branch of the IMS that supports the ongoing archaeological activies of the International
Troy Excavation Project.
the DVDs and Videos offered through the IMS were created for museum exhibitions and feature
comments by the expert curators. They are an excellent source of educational material for the study of ancient art; ancient
religion; women's studies; archaeology; childhood; and mythology. There is an opportunity to view museum exhibits; archaeological
sites; and restaged ancient rituals, childhood games and athletic events.Detailed
descriptions of a wide variety of vases, marble and bronze sculpture, pottery, tools and assorted artifacts add interest and
givedepth to each subject.
For those whose special interest is ancient Greece and Rome, topics include comparison
of the Olympics past and present; training and combat of Roman gladiators; methods of casting bronze sculpture such as
the lost wax process; social status of ancient Greek women; treatment of children; and religion and ritual in daily life.
The selection of DVDs also offers the chance to learn about other ancient cultures, such as Egypt, in a DVD
featuring an examination of mummies through modern autopsy methods; and Jordan, showing archaeologists at work at Pella in
Jordan, the site of a village more than 10,000 years old.
The subject matter and presentation of the DVDs are especially helpful in enhancing studies offered
in colleges and universities and will appeal to middle and high school groups as well. Interested home viewers will also find
the DVD informative and entertaining.
The DVDs/Videos are produced by the IMSand by its Australian partner, Astarte Resources.
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