Date: August 22, 2019

Time: 7.00pm to 10.00pm

Location: Museum of Ancient Cultures, Macquarie University

MAHA Event

MAHA is honoured to invite you to a two part lecture series with
Dr. Michael Birrell on Roman France.


Originally a Gallic town of the Volcae Arecomici tribe, Nimes, in eastern Languedoc, was conquered by the Romans during the Second Punic War (210 BC). It became a colony under Julius Caesar and received veterans who had fought with Augustus in Egypt. It became a major urban centre supplied with water by the remarkable Pont du Gard aqueduct. This lecture looks at the ancient archaeological remains of Nimes down to medieval times.

About the Speaker:

Dr. Michael Birrell obtained his BA (Hons) in Archaeology at Sydney University in 1988 and subsequently received an MA and a PhD in Egyptology from Macquarie University. He is a part-time lecturer and tutor in the Ancient History Department at Macquarie University, and has taught a number of courses for Continuing Education. He has worked on numerous archaeological excavations in both Egypt and Israel, and has travelled widely in the Middle East, Asia and Europe. Dr. Birrell has research interests in ancient Egyptian religion and government, and is currently writing a book on New Kingdom temple architecture.