Do you have a soft spot for Ancient History?

The Student Life at Macquarie University

Did you know that Macquarie University accommodates a number of museums and collections? Yes, you heard right, museums inside a university campus!


For today we will stick to just one, founded in 1974, the Museum of Ancient Cultures (MAC). A popular Ancient History and Archaeology museum at the university established to support undergraduate and postgraduates programs within the Ancient History department; but of course it is also designed for enthusiasts.

But where is the museum located?


The museum can be found in Building X5B.

Its other purpose is to exhibit ancient everyday life including Ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, Cyprus and Near East. Not to mention its large library of over 7,000 artefacts. They also provide programs for primary and secondary schools in NSW and ACT.

The display areas exhibit material from:

  1. Ancient Egypt – spanning from the Pre-Dynastic to the Late periods
  2. Ancient Greek culture – from Minoan and Mycenaean material to the…

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