British Museum
The British Museum is a museum dedicated to human history and culture, located in the Bloomsbury area of London.Its permanent collection, numbering some 8 million works, is among the largest and most ...
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Conserving Dürer’s Triumphal Arch
Dürer, born #onthisday in 1471, produced one of the largest prints ever – the Triumphal Arch for the Holy Roman Emperor. Altogether it’s nearly 3 meters tall and consists of 36 sheets of paper.
1922: The discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb — in color
In 1907, Egyptologist and archaeologist Howard Carter was hired by George Herbert, the 5th Earl of Carnarvon to oversee excavations in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings. Carter had built a reputation for sc...
British Museum. One of the best collections anywhere in the World. London, England
The British Museum is a museum in London dedicated to human history and culture. Other British Museums on my Channel Natural History Museum; http://youtu.be/...
Visiting the British Museum, London
A photo tour of the British Museum in London, focusing on the Europe 1800 - 1900 Collection,
British Museum Reading Room
0°7′37.47″W / 51.5194194°N 0.1270750°W / 51.5194194; -0.1270750The British Museum Reading Room, situated in the centre of the Great Court of the British Museum, used to be the...
A History of the World in 100 Objects
A History of the World in 100 Objects was a joint project of BBC Radio 4 and the British Museum, comprising a 100-part radio series written and presented by British Museum director Neil MacGregor. In ...
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Secretum (British Museum)
The Secretum or secret museum was a section of the British Museum created officially in 1865 to store all historical items deemed to be obscene.
Many items considered obscene were kept under key a...
Gebelein predynastic mummies
The Gebelein predynastic mummies are six naturally mummified bodies, dating to approximately 3400 BC from the Late Predynastic period of Egypt, and were the first complete pre-dynastic bodies to...
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Henutmehyt
HenutmehytHenutmehyt was the name of a Theban priestess, of Ancient Egypt who lived during the 19th Dynasty, around 1250 BC. Her gilded inner coffin can be seen today at the British Museum in Londo...
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Benin Bronzes
The Benin Bronzes are a group of more than a thousand commemorative metal plaques that decorated the royal palace of the Benin Kingdom in modern-day Nigeria. Collectively, the Bronzes form the best kn...
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Elgin Marbles
The Parthenon Marbles, also known as the Elgin Marbles (/ˈɛlɡɪn/ EL-gin), are a collection of Classical Greek marble sculptures (made mostly by Greek sculptor Phidias and his assistants), inscription...
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Oxus Treasure
The Oxus treasure is a collection of about 180 surviving pieces of metalwork in gold and silver, the majority rather small, plus perhaps about 200 coins, from the Achaemenid Persian period which were ...
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Penrith Hoard
2°34′41″W / 54.650°N 2.578°W / 54.650; -2.578The Penrith Hoard is a dispersed hoard of 10th century silver penannular brooches found at Flusco Pike, Newbiggin Moor, Near Penri...
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