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    Meetings at Brighton and Hove Girls' School, Montpelier Road, Brighton, BN1 3AT at 7.30 pm .

    The school is on the border of Brighton and Hove, on a bus route with easy access, including some onsite parking, and is a five-minute walk from Seven Dials.

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2021

10th December 2021

 

ONLINE ONLY, Members will be sent the Zoom Link

 

AGM followed by:

Appropriating King Arthur: an archaeology of medieval myth fulfilment

For centuries, the mythological foundations of Britain proved fertile ground for those seeking political and dynastic stability, various royal families anchoring legends to particular places through monumental architecture.

Archaeology has tended to approach mythology from the wrong direction, using excavated structures and other material remains from sites with legendary associations in a search for some ‘deeper truth’ concerning the origin of folklore.

In reality, it was the mythology which provided inspiration for specific buildings, like Tintagel Castle and Glastonbury Abbey, rather than these structural remains representing, in some way, the residue of genuine events.

It is only by studying the archaeology of myth-fulfilment, examining how the legends of Britain were appropriated and made real through monumental buildings, can we truly hope to understand the grand designs, political foundations and aspirations of the Medieval state. Mythology provided an architectural blueprint for power, the nature of which still affects us to this day.

 

Miles Russell

2022

11th February 2022

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Digging with BHAS

BHAS Site Directors

11th March 2022

 

Hove Barrow and Amber Cup

Jaime Kaminski

8th April 2022

Rampion Excavations

Garrett Sheehan

 

Admission Free to BHAS Members, £4 to Non-Members

 

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