The Nereid monument

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Age 7–11

Investigate the sculptures and architecture of the Nereid monument. This activity requires the students to draw upon historical evidence and the sculptures from the monument to draw people in action. This activity encourages observational skills to analyse and identify scenes.

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Subjects covered

Art and design

Age range

Age 7–11 (KS2)

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Image: statue from the Nereid monument, one of the daughters of the sea-god Nereus. Lykian, about 390-380 BC. From Xanthos, (modern Günük, south-western Turkey)