Students from Oxford Spires Academy visited the Ashmolean and explored the Ancient Near East Gallery. They each chose an object from the displays and then had the chance to handle it. The chosen objects included an ancient grinding stone, pottery bowl and a clay ornament in the shape of a fist. The students talked and wrote about their object, describing why they had chosen it and what it means to them. You can read their words in Gallery 19 and watch these films to hear their responses.