British Museum

The British Museum is a cultural history museum at London, England that is the treasury of the British people. It was opened in 1759 based on the collections of Hans Sloane and was continuously extended. It exhibits items from Asia, Africa, Oceania, Egypt, the Middle East, America and Europe. The museum is a wonderful mix of neoclassical buildings and modern elements like the glass cupola designed by Norman Foster. You can easily get lost within for days.

Very important items within the collection are the Elgin Marbles (sculptures and friezes from the Parthenon of Athens, Greece), the Rosetta stone (from the year 196 BCE, it contains the same text in hieroglyphs, Demotic and Greek), mummies from Egypt, the Cyrus Cylinder (containing the first declaration of human rights) and
sculptures and friezes from the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus. You can reach the museum via the underground stations Holborne and Russell Square. Entrance is free but you should consider a donation.

British Museum
Great Russell Street
London WC1B 3DG
England, United Kingdom

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