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eBook Treasures of the British Museum: download ISBN: 0500201196
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Publisher: Transatlantic Arts (June 1973)
Language: English
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The British Museum Reading Room, situated in the centre of the Great Court of the British Museum, used to be the main reading room of the British Library

The British Museum Reading Room, situated in the centre of the Great Court of the British Museum, used to be the main reading room of the British Library. In 1997, this function moved to the new British Library building at St Pancras, London, but the Reading Room remains in its original form at the British Museum. Designed by Sydney Smirke and opened in 1857, the Reading Room was in continual use until its temporary closure for renovation in 1997

The BM is the greatest treasure house in the world and it could fill many books with pretty pictures . Marjorie Caygill has published numerous books and articles about the history of the British Museum and the collections.

The BM is the greatest treasure house in the world and it could fill many books with pretty pictures. but this is more than that. A choice selection of topics. These include The Story of the British Museum, The British Museum Reading Room and The British Museum: 250 Years.

The British Museum has a very fine collection of mummies, many of which are displayed so that visitors can appreciate their . The British public recently voted the Vindolanda Tablets the greatest treasure of the British Museum. They are the earliest examples of handwriting in Britain.

The British Museum has a very fine collection of mummies, many of which are displayed so that visitors can appreciate their elaborate wrappings and, in some cases, see the clothes and shoes they were buried in. But the cat mummies are an interesting devotional sidelight of the later Egyptian period, perhaps the 1st century. Look especially for the birthday party invitation from Claudia Severa to Sulpicia Lepidina, pictured here.

The British Museum, in the Bloomsbury area of London, United Kingdom, is a public institution dedicated to human history, art and culture. Its permanent collection of some eight million works is among the largest and most comprehensive in existence,. Its permanent collection of some eight million works is among the largest and most comprehensive in existence, having been widely sourced during the era of the British Empire. It documents the story of human culture from its beginnings to the present. It was the first public national museum in the world.

The British Museum is the oldest, and one of the largest museums in the world In 1823 George III conferred on the museum the right to a copy of every book printed. This right continues to the present day.

The British Museum is the oldest, and one of the largest museums in the world. Where else can you see some of the greatest treasures of all time under one roof? Highlights. Here you can see at first hand The Elgin Marbles, The Portland Vase, The Lewis Chessmen, The Sutton Hoo Treasure, to name only a few of the wondrous collections awaiting you. You will be fascinated by the Egyptian Mummies, and inspired by the superb exhibition of prints and drawings which changes several times a year. In 1823 George III conferred on the museum the right to a copy of every book printed.

Planning for the evacuation of the British Museum’s treasures began in 1933 – a surprisingly early date, although many had . 14. A British Museum snail holds the record for longest suspended animation. Yep, you read that correctly.

Planning for the evacuation of the British Museum’s treasures began in 1933 – a surprisingly early date, although many had begun to realise the dangers ahead. Of all the things in the British Museum that could come back to life, the world record for the longest period spent ‘dead’ before reanimation goes to a humble snail.

All British Library Treasures collection items . Audubon's Birds of America. Like his great four volume book, Audubon was one of the most colourful characters in the history of natural history. He was born Jean-Jacques Laforest Audubon in Saint-Domingue (now Haiti) in the Caribbean, the illegitimate son of a French merchant and a French chambermaid, Jeanne Rabin. When originally approached by Audubon, the British Museum was reluctant to take out a subscription, but the bequest of Major-General Thomas Hardwicke’s natural history collection in 1835 brought some 300 books to the British Museum Library.

Publisher: British Museum Press ISBN: 9780714150628 Number of pages: 240 Weight: 1460 g Dimensions: 276 x 219 x 23 mm. .Please provide me with your latest book news, views and details of Waterstones’ special offers.

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The British Museum is the most magnificent tresure-house in the world In this superb book Marjorie Caygill reveals and delights in the intriguing stories behind these treasures and many more.

The British Museum is the most magnificent tresure-house in the world. The wealth and range of its collections is unequalled by any other national museum. The Rosetta Stone, the Elgin Marbles, Egyptian mummies, Boticelli and Michelangelo drawings, Assyrian reliefs, the Lewis Chessmen and the Sutton Hoo Treasure are all to be found here. In this superb book Marjorie Caygill reveals and delights in the intriguing stories behind these treasures and many more. Illustrated with 145 colour and 150 black and white photographs, this is both a valuable record of a unique institution and a fascinating keepsake for visitors.