British Museum

2011-06-04—2012-04-20
Greece

Greece

26 images

Near and Middle East

Near and Middle East

47 images

Far East

Far East

12 images

IMG_6291 The British Museum, founded in 1753, is one of the oldest and most comprehensive museums in the world.
The British Museum, founded in 1753, is one of the oldest and most comprehensive museums in the world.
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IMG_5841 House frontal pole from the Haida people, British Columbia, ca. 1850, red cedar wood. The 11m pole was originally set at the front of Goose or Bear House in the...
House frontal pole from the Haida people, British Columbia, ca. 1850, red cedar wood. The 11m pole was originally set at the front of Goose or Bear House in the…
IMG_5844 From top to bottom, the pole features crests of a chief holding a talking stick, a sea-grizzly (sea monster), a shaman holding two rattles made of puffin beaks,...
From top to bottom, the pole features crests of a chief holding a talking stick, a sea-grizzly (sea monster), a shaman holding two rattles made of puffin beaks,…
IMG_5838 The King's Library was created to house the library of King George III, which was presented to the British nation by his son George IV in 1823. The room formed...
The King's Library was created to house the library of King George III, which was presented to the British nation by his son George IV in 1823. The room formed…
IMG_5839 The King's Library.
The King's Library.
IMG_5856 Gold cape: in 1833 labourers discovered the remains of a skeleton in a stone-lined grave. The cape was crushed around the the chest area. Only small fragments...
Gold cape: in 1833 labourers discovered the remains of a skeleton in a stone-lined grave. The cape was crushed around the the chest area. Only small fragments…
IMG_5851 Lewis Chessmen. These chess pieces were found unexpectedly on a beach on the Isle of Lewis in Scotland in 1831.They were carved from walrus ivory and whale...
Lewis Chessmen. These chess pieces were found unexpectedly on a beach on the Isle of Lewis in Scotland in 1831.They were carved from walrus ivory and whale…
IMG_5853 Lewis Chessmen. Chess originated in India after 500 BC and had arrived in Christian Europe via the Islamic world by at least the AD 990s. The original Indian...
Lewis Chessmen. Chess originated in India after 500 BC and had arrived in Christian Europe via the Islamic world by at least the AD 990s. The original Indian…
IMG_6369 The Rosetta stone was discovered in 1799 by Napoleon's soldiers in Rashid (Rosetta) in the Nile delta and permitted the deciphering of hieroglyphs. After Egypt...
The Rosetta stone was discovered in 1799 by Napoleon's soldiers in Rashid (Rosetta) in the Nile delta and permitted the deciphering of hieroglyphs. After Egypt…
IMG_6316 Back side of the Rosetta stone.
Back side of the Rosetta stone.
IMG_5965 Model of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. The Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem is one of the most important shrines in Christianity. Many Christians...
Model of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. The Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem is one of the most important shrines in Christianity. Many Christians…
IMG_5971 Hoa Hakananai'a Easter Island statue This statue known as a moai comes from the island of Rapa Nui, also known as Easter Island. Rapa Nui in the Pacific Ocean...
Hoa Hakananai'a Easter Island statue This statue known as a moai comes from the island of Rapa Nui, also known as Easter Island. Rapa Nui in the Pacific Ocean…
IMG_5972 Hoa Hakananai'a Easter Island statue: back.
Hoa Hakananai'a Easter Island statue: back.

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