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What a place. Even though we only had a few hours to enjoy the delights of the museum I think we managed to at least get a feel for the "ancient history" section - Egyptology, Elgin marbles, Rosetta Stone etc. The reading room was also spectacular!

 

The exterior of the British Museum

Some of the famous Elgin marbles

More "Marbles"

One of the myriad of sarcophagi

The ceiling of the wonderful Reading Room

Another "mummy"

One of the many ancient friezes all around the Museum

The Reading Room

Another angle of the reading Room ceiling.

Yet more sarcophagus

A model of the Acropolis

Some of the original friezes from around the Acropolis

Egyptian statuary

Interior of a sarcophagus

Petrified body from a tomb

Reconstruction of the Nereid monument

Detail of another mummy. There were probably hundreds of mummies - we only got to see "enough"!

The impressive entrance to the Museum.

More of the Elgin Marbles

I think I did mention that there were a lot of mummies and sarcophagi!

The Rosetta Stone - it is much larger than I imagined. It is like a huge building block.

Well, you can, sort of, see the hieroglyphics

As it says - the History of the Rosetta Stone.


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