Also called Elgin Marbles, this is a collection of Greek marble sculptures. They were originally part of the Parthenon in Athens, and were acquired to be part of the British Museum between 1801 and 1805 by Thomas Bruce, Earl of...
Many films have featured The British Museum. Such is the case of Alfred Hitchcock’s Blackmail in 1929, The Mummy Returns in 2001, and the third part of Night at the Museum in 2014.
Apart from Rosetta Stone, the museum has other Egyptian pieces such as the Ramses II Statue, the Sarcophagus of Nectanebo II , the Amenhotep III Statue, and a wide collection of mummies.
Until 1973, the British Library was part of the British Museum. That year the library was moved to a building of its own. However, the museum kept a part of the collection as well as a Reading Room. Entrance is...
The British Museum is Falling Down is a novel by David Lodge published in 1965. It is about a young student of English literature who works on his thesis in the reading room of the British Museum.
Two languages appear on the Rosetta Stone, Greek and Egyptian, and three types of scripts hieroglyphic, demotic, and Greek.
The Rosetta Stone was discovered by French soldiers under the command of Lieutenant Pierre-François Bouchard in Fort Julien, a couple of miles north-east of the Egyptian port city of Rosetta.
The British Museum has a collection of over 7 million items, from which only a minimal part is in exhibition.
Mandraki Harbor is the main port of Rhodes and the most famous, since it’s believed that the Colossus of Rhodes first stood there.