A short visit to The British Museum

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British Museum

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 visited a small part of the Ancient Greek department and spent some minutes seeing statues from Ancient Egypt.

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. 300-100 BC
Caryatid from the Erechtheum – Pentelic Marble. About 415 BC
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. Greek, around 350 BC
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 (upper part of a colossal seated statue)
Marble head of Asklepios. 325-300 BC. From Melos.
Marble statue of Dionysos. 3rd-2nd century BC. From Athens
Model showing the location of some of the buildings on and around the Acropolis in the late 4th century
London is not well-known for its sunny weather, but that day was hot and very beautiful!
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
Look at this spectacular glass roof!
What is the Erechtheum Caryatid?
The explanation of the importance of the Rosetta Stone
The Rosetta Stone
Victorious young athlete. Roman, 1st Century AD, probably a version of a Greek original of about 430 BC. Found in Italy.

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. Next time I’ve visit the parts of the museums about Asia, Africa, Europe and America.

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