Sicily: culture and conquest

21 April-14 Aug. Exhibition dedicated to the artistic and historical legacy of Sicily, an island described by the British Museum as a "cultural centre of the ancient and mediaeval world."

Sicily's strategic location saw it invaded continuously from the eighth century BC with settlements by Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs and Normans, forging a rich and diverse cultural identity.

Described by The Times as "historically illuminating and visually stunning", the exhibition illustrates Sicily’s history with ancient artefacts and sculpture from temples, churches and palaces; mosaics and textiles; coins and jewels.


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Address British Museum, Great Russell Street, tel. +44 (0)207323829.

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Sicily: culture and conquest

British Museum, Great Russell Street, tel. +44 (0)207323829.