BBC Radio 4: Living with the Gods: Holy Killing

Eidinow, E. (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentation typesPublic talk, debate, discussion

Description

Neil MacGregor continues his series on the expression of shared beliefs in communities around the world and across time, and focuses on sacrifice..

Displayed in the British Museum is a finely-crafted Aztec knife, dating from around 1500, with a richly-decorated handle. It had a brutal purpose - human sacrifice.

In ancient Greece, animal sacrifice was a vital ritual for connection with the deities: the grounds of a Greek temple were in part a sacred public slaughter-house.
Period8 Nov 2017
Event titleBBC Radio 4 Programme: Living with the Gods
Event typeOther
LocationLondon, United Kingdom
Degree of RecognitionInternational