The myth of the Trojan War
18 June 2019

You may have heard of the city of Troy, the Trojan War, the wooden horse, and Helen, the most beautiful woman in the world. But there’s much more to the ancient myth of Troy. Here’s our summary of one of the greatest tales ever told.

The marathon’s ancient origins
11 September 2017

Senior Curator Judith Swaddling uncovers the ancient Greek origins of the long-distance endurance race, revealing the original ‘marathon runner’.

The Sword of Tiberius
8 September 2017

Curator Thorsten Opper reveals some of the secrets of the so-called Sword of Tiberius – the most famous sword to have survived from the Roman world.

The British Museum Membercast: Friends, Romans, countrymen? – Part 2
25 July 2017

Julia Farley, Curator of British and European Iron Age Collections, once again joins Iszi Lawrence to examine the early years of the Roman conquest. Iszi puts your questions to Julia as they examine life in Roman Britain – from female warriors to druids. Highlighting fascinating facts, Julia and Iszi reveal the people behind the objects.