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Digging for Treasure!
May
25
11:00 AM11:00
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Digging for Treasure!

Ever wonder what it is like digging for treasure? Have you ever dreamed of becoming an archaeologist? Wondered what they do on site and what they discover? Then bring your boots and some old clothes, and join us in finding ancient treasures in our backyard at the Islamic Museum of Australia! Suitable for ages 6 to 10.

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Book Launch - The Commonwealth Block, Melbourne: A Historical Archaeology
May
23
6:00 PM18:00
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Book Launch - The Commonwealth Block, Melbourne: A Historical Archaeology

You are invited to the launch of ‘The Commonwealth Block, Melbourne: A Historical Archaeology’. Since the 1980s, archaeologists and historians have pieced together the rich and complex history of Melbourne’s Little Lonsdale Street, revealing a working-class and immigrant community. This ground-breaking book reports on almost three decades of excavations, and delves into the complex history of this forgotten community.

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The Mystery behind the 'Minaret' of Jam, Afghanistan
May
21
11:00 AM11:00
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The Mystery behind the 'Minaret' of Jam, Afghanistan

The magnificent Minaret of Jam has intrigued scholars and the general public alike since its re-discovery in 1957. It stands 65 metres high in a remote valley in central Afghanistan, apparently in splendid isolation apart from a few crumbling ruins on the nearby hillslopes. The minaret was built by Sultan Ghiyath al-Din, ruler of the enigmatic twelfth-century Ghurid dynasty.  Join us at the Islamic Museum as we shed light on some of the mysteries with Dr. David Thomas.

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