The British Museum London
April 28, 2010

Touring the Ancient Egypt, Greece & Rome Galleries and the Sir Harry & Lady Djanogly Gallery of Clocks & Watches at the British Museum.

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Wednesday - day 5 (continued)

Leaving Harrods, we took the Tube to Holburn Underground Station. On our walk over to the British Museum, we stopped in Bloomsbury Square Gardens and enjoyed the strawberry flan from Harrods.

I had toured the British Museum during my first visit to London in 2002, but Linda had never been there before. With over seven million objects in the museum, it is one of the largest collections of antiquities in the world. We couldn't begin to see all of the British Museum in one visit, but we did enjoy seeing monuments, sculptures and ancient inscriptions such as the Rosetta Stone and Elgin Marbles, as well as the new Sir Harry & Lady Djanogly Gallery of Clocks & Watches.

We also made a couple of serious rounds of gift shopping in the British Museum gift shops.

Rosetta Stone - British Museum
The Rosetta Stone, created in 196 BC, contains the same decree from from Ptolemy V in three languages
and resulted in the first deciphering of Egyptian hieroglyphic script

Ancient Egypt at the British Museum
Ancient Egypt display

Nereid Monument - British Museum
The Nereid Monument, built around 390 BC, is the largest and finest of the Lykian Tombs found at Xanthos, southwest of Turkey

Elgin Marbles - British Museum
The Elgin Marbles, also known as the Parthenon Marbles, are a collection of classical Greek marble sculptures that originally were part of the 
Parthenon and other buildings on the Acropolis of Athens in Greece

Mechanical clocks from the 16th and 17th Centuries

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