About 2,500 years ago, Greece was one of the most important places in the ancient world. Although people have been living in Greece for over 40,000 years, the earliest settlers in this region mostly lived a simple hunter-gatherer or farming lifestyle. Later, the Greeks were great philosophers, warriors, writers, actors, athletes, artists, architects and politicians. They […]

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This weeks #MuseumFromHome at Ely Museum is all about museums themselves! As museums across the country begin to open their doors again, and of course with our exciting National Lottery Heritage Fund redevelopment of Ely Museum which is due to reopen in early 2021, there are lots of exciting museums you can visit soon! Today’s […]

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The Victorians lived over 150 years ago during the reign of Queen Victoria, who ruled for 64 years from 1837 to 1901. At this time, Britain became the most powerful and richest country, in the world, with the largest empire that had ever existed, ruling a quarter of the world’s population. With these changes and expansions, […]

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The history of money can be traced back over 4,000 years. During this time,currency has taken many different forms, including things we use as money today like coins or banknotes, to objects we might not consider to be money like shells, animals, or other natural resources. The earliest coins were made from electrum, an alloy […]

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