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British Museum Part 2

The Collections The Museum’s collections can be conveniently divided into seven sections, each with a geographical designation: Ancient Egypt – the largest collection of Egyptian antiquities outside Cairo, including the Rosetta Stone and the BM’s celebrated collection of mummies and other funerary objects. Ancient Greece and Rome – a staggering range of exhibits, spread over nearly 20 galleries, including the controversial Parthenon Sculptures (more popularly Read More →

British Museum Part 1

A vast and wondrous place, with collections from Ancient Greece & Egypt that are second to none The British Museum (or BM, as it is commonly referred to) is one of the finest in the world. Founded in 1753, its origins lie in the collection of curios belonging to Hans Sloane, a wealthy London doctor, which he sold to the government for the princely sum Read More →