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New films unearth Chichester’s ancient artefacts

ANCIENT artefacts unearthed in Chichester have been brought back to life in a series of new videos created by a history student.

Undergraduate Emily Nazer, from the University of Chichester, filmed the shorts while on work experience at the Novium museum. The videos, which have been published on YouTube, feature a 2000-year-old Roman oil lamp found in the city centre, clothing ration books from World War Two, as well as a municipal moon lantern (below) dating back to the 1600s.

Emily said: “The museum asked me to research some of their less well-known artefacts, mainly those that are not currently on display, and create a few video clips about them. Through working at the Novium I have been shown a lot of career possibilities within heritage work that have interested me greatly and which I would like to pursue further.”

The second-year history student created the videos earlier this year to showcase the range of artefacts from Chichester’s past during a six-week placement at the museum.

She added: “The work placement module is great for students who know what career path they would like to follow, but also for people still unsure, and before it I had no idea what I wanted to do after graduation. I so thoroughly enjoyed my time at the Novium that I have continued as a volunteer since the placement ended.”

To watch Emily’s videos go to www.youtube.com/thenovium. Alternatively to find out more about studying history at the University of Chichester, or its work placement modules, visit www.chi.ac.uk/department-history.