Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search


Ancient artefacts gifted to university’s Logie Collection

Ancient artefacts gifted to university’s Logie Collection

July 18, 2014

An ancient Greek mug, dated about 330-320BC, has been gifted to the University of Canterbury’s James Logie Memorial Collection.

The mug is one of seven precious artefacts from ancient Egypt, Greece and Mesopotamia that have been donated to the university by the PhiloLogie Society and Diane Coulbeck, a daughter of the late Maxwell Coulbeck, a Christchurch antiquities collector.

The Logie Collection is one of the finest teaching collections of Greek and Roman antiquities in the southern hemisphere. The collection includes Greek and Roman artefacts, with pieces from Ancient Egypt, as well as a small collection of Greek and Roman coins. It spans artefacts over more than 2500 years from about 2000 BC.

The collection is housed in the university’s classics department and has been fully conserved following the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes. It is safely stored in museum-quality cabinets and is open to the public, by appointment. It is used for teaching, learning and researching at the university.

Logie Collection co-curators Penny Minchin-Garvin and Terri Elder say the new additions will add to the status of the Logie collection.

When the newly donated antiquities have been fully documented, they will feature online on the Logie webpages at


© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines


Howard Davis: Review - A Girl Named Mo

Moana Ete brought her three-piece band A Girl Named Mo to Wellington's intimate and iconic Bats Theatre last week for a five-night residency. Each show was recorded and filmed live for the release of her debut album 'Platonic/Romantic' on Loop records later this year. More>>

For The Birds: Who Will Be Crowned Bird Of The Year?

The competition involves well-known and enthusiastic New Zealanders acting as ‘campaign managers’ for their favourite birds with many going to great lengths to get New Zealanders to vote for their chosen bird... More>>


  • Greening the Red Zone - Bird of the year heats up: kōtare concedes, backs kea
  • Image Out-Link - Giselle Clarkson on Twitter
  • Gordon Campbell: On Bob Dylan's Nobel (And The Surplus)

    So Bob Dylan has just won the Nobel Prize for… Literature? Wow. I’d be just as happy if he’d won for his work on particle physics (“One Grain of Sand”, “Simple Twist of Fate”) or got the Economics prize for his work on the theory of contracting (“Don’t Think Twice Its Alright”) ... More>>


    Scoop Review Of Books: Whose Goat Was That?

    Mysterious Mysteries of Aro Valley is a sharp, satirical and sometimes downright scary romp through and around that valley in ways that made me question the realities of the places I thought I knew so well. More>>


    NZ On Air TV Funding: More Comedy Comes Out Of The Shadows

    Paranormal Event Response Unit is a series conceived by Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi as a TV spin-off from their highly acclaimed feature film What We Do In The Shadows. More>>


    Mars News: Winners Announced For The 2016 Apra Silver Scroll Awards

    Wellington singer-songwriter and internationally acclaimed musician Thomas Oliver has won the 2016 APRA Silver Scroll Award with his captivating love song ‘If I Move To Mars’. More>>


    Get More From Scoop



    Search Scoop  
    Powered by Vodafone
    NZ independent news