This April the British Museum will open the first exhibition in the UK to explore over 4000 years of history on the island of Sicily.
The exhibition will shed light on the remarkable artistic and architectural achievements of the island through objects in the British Museum’s own collection alongside outstanding loans from Sicily and around the world, including many objects coming to the UK for the very first time.
Sicily: culture and conquest will focus on two major eras: first, the arrival of the Greeks from the latter half of the 7th century BC and their encounters with earlier settlers and with the Phoenicians, and second the extraordinary period of enlightenment under Norman rule, about AD 1100 – 1250.
With over 200 objects brought together to reveal the richness of the architectural, archaeological and artistic legacies of Sicily, the show will make you itch to visit the island.
Sicily: culture and conquest
21 April – 14 August 2016