a short visit to the British Museum

The British Museum (2)
Good morning (or good afternoon or maybe good evening) everyone! Today, I’ll get you inside the British Museum. You can’t visit London without going to see this museum. Located in Great Russell St, the British Museum is a world-famous museum housing a vast collection of world art and artifacts. Every year the British Museum welcomes around 6 million people, therefore a museum-junkie like me couldn’t lose this chance. I had a little time to spare, so I only visited a small part of the Ancient Greek department and spent some minutes seeing statues from Ancient Egypt.

Σήμερα, θα σας πάω μια βόλτα στο Βρετανικό Μουσείο, ένα μουσείο παγκοσμίωςγνωστό για τις συλλογές του, το οποίο κάθε χρόνο καλωσορίζει περίπου 6 εκατομμύρια επισκέπτες. Δυστυχώς, δεν είχα πολύ χρόνο στην διαθεσή μου και γι’αυτό κατάφερα να επισκεφτώ μόνο το τμήμα με τα μνημεία από την Αρχαία Ελλάδα και ένα πολύ μικρό κομμάτι από το τμήμα της Αιγύπτου.

Artemisia and Maussolos
Statues of a woman and a man from the Mausoleum, usually identified as Artemisia, wife of Maussolos, and Maussolos
Bronze statuette of a huntsman, probably representing Alexander the Great
Bronze statuette of a huntsman, probably representing Alexander the Great. 300-100 BC
Caryatid from the Erechtheum - Pentelic Marble. About 415 BC
Caryatid from the Erechtheum – Pentelic Marble. About 415 BC
Colossal statue of a Persian rider on a rearing horse
Colossal statue of a Persian rider on a rearing horse. Pentelic Marble. Found in the middle of the west side of the Mausoleum Quandragle. About 350 BC.
Fragments of a colossal horse from the quadriga of the Mausoleum at Halikarnassos
Fragments of a colossal horse from the quadriga of the Mausoleum at Halikarnassos. Greek, around 350 BC
Hestia, Dione and Aphrodite
Figures of three goddesses from the east pediment of the Parthenon. Hestia, Dione and Aphrodite. The Acropolis, Athens, Greece, about 438-432 BC
King Ramesses II
King Ramesses II (upper part of a colossal seated statue)
Marble head of Asklepios
Marble head of Asklepios. 325-300 BC. From Melos.
Marble statue of Dionysos
Marble statue of Dionysos. 3rd-2nd century BC. From Athens
Model showing Acropolis
Model showing the location of some of the buildings on and around the Acropolis in the late 4th century
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London is not well-known for its sunny weather, but that day was hot and very beautiful!
Portraits of Greek philosophers
Portraits of Greek philosophers. From left to right: Sokrates (469-399 BC), Antisthenes (c. 450-370 BC) – founder of the Cynic school of philosophy, Chrysippos (c. 281/77-208/4 BC), Epikouros (342/1-271/0 BC) – founder of the Epicurean school
The British Museum
Look at this spectacular glass roof!
The Erechtheum Caryatid
What is the Erechtheum Caryatid?
the key to egyptian hieroglyphics
The explanation of the importance of the Rosetta Stone
the rosetta stone
The Rosetta Stone
Victorious young athlete. Roman, 1st Century AD
Victorious young athlete. Roman, 1st Century AD, probably a version of a Greek original of about 430 BC. Found in Italy.
what is the rosetta stone
What is the Rosetta Stone?

That was a very very very short visit to the British Museum. I got to see a lot of Greek statues, but I really regret not to having the time to see more of Ancient Egypt, Asia, Africa, Europe and America. I’ll be back, British Museum. See you soon!

Όπως βλέπετε, είχα χρόνο μόνο για μια σύντομη βόλτα στο μούσειο. Είδα αρκετά αγάλματα από την Αρχαία Ελλάδα, αλλά μετανιώνω που δεν αφιέρωσα περισσότερο χρόνο στην Αρχαία Αίγυπτο, αλλά και στα υπόλοιπα τμήματα του μουσείου, όπου υπάρχουν εκθέματα από Ασία, Αφρική, Ευρώπη και Αμερική. Την επόμενη φορά…

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