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British Museum, London by Sheepdog Rex, via Flickr

British Museum, London by Sheepdog Rex, via Flickr

British Museum - establised in 1753, is on Great Russell Street, London, WC1..  is widely considered to be one of the world's greatest museums of human history and culture. Its permanent collection, numbering some eight million works, is amongst the finest, most comprehensive, and largest in existence and originates from all continents, illustrating and documenting the story of human culture from its beginnings to the present.

The British Museum, in London, is widely considered to be one of the world's greatest museums of human history and culture. Its permanent collection, numbering some eight million works

Crystal skull;  Britishmuseum.org   Made from a single block of quartz crystal, originating from Brazil or Madagascar.

funeralicious: “ mylittleillumination: “ The crystal skulls are human skull hardstone carvings made of clear or milky white quartz, known in art history as “rock crystal”, claimed to be pre-Columbian.

Figure of Iris from the west pediment of the Parthenon.    I am sure it's on Kevin's list already, but the Elgin marbles are worth the detour at the British Museum.

British Museum: "The Elgin Marbles" (Parthenon Figures), Figure of Iris from the west pediment of the Parthenon

Pendant with standing ram, Spain or Spanish colonies, circa 1600, in gold, enamel, spinel and pearls from the Waddesdon Bequest, British Museum, London © The Trustees of the British Museum. All rights reserved.

The history of pearls will be brought to lustrous life at the forthcoming exhibition at the V&A

Pendant with Standing Ram -- Circa 1600 -- Spain or Spanish colonies -- Gold, enamel, spinel & pearls -- The British Museum

Great Court at the British Museum | Gallery | Projects | Foster + Partners

Great Court, British Museum (London, United Kingdom) Foster and Partners

Series of 26 landscape scenes shaped as letters of the alphabet; rebound in a 20th-century binding. Letter A: upper part composed of three ...

'S' - Buried in the archives of the British Museum is this wonderful series of lithographs from illustrator Charles Joseph Hullmandel that transforms the English alphabet into sweeping landscapes. British Museum via This is Colossal

1903 Suffragette defaced penny. Collection of the British Museum. (via Anonymous Works: Votes for Women)

"This coin – a perfectly ordinary penny minted in 1903 – was part of this civil disobedience. Stamped with the suffragette slogan “votes for women”, it circulated as small change, and spread the message of the campaigners.

The Hall and Stair Case, British Museum / 1808 / Pugin & Rowlandson delt. et sculpt. / J. Bluck aquat. / London Pub. 1 April. 1808. at R. Ackermann's Repository of Arts 101. Strand

View of groups of figures on the staircase of the old British Museum, Montagu House, under ceiling decorated with paintings; light entering through arched windows at r. 1808 Hand-coloured etching and aquatint

Regency History: The history of the British Museum

The history of the British Museum

“The British Museum opened its doors to visitors in Only a small number of tickets were issued for each day, and visitors were taken round the Museum in groups of five.” (via Retronaut - Ticket to the British Museum). This ticket dates from

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