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Born #onthisday in 1857: E A Wallis Budge, former Keeper of Egyptian and Assyrian Antiquities
Artist Joseph Anton Koch was born #onthisday in 1768. Here's his version of Dante's Inferno
Born #onthisday in 1856: playwright George Bernard Shaw. His death mask is in the collection
Celebrate the 75th anniversary of Sutton Hoo with Masterpieces of Early medieval art
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The spectacular Sutton Hoo treasure was discovered #onthisday 75 years ago! See it in Room 41
Sit and relax with a Picnic or Cream Tea at our 'Picnic Gramophone Record Request Show' at our #SuttonHoo75 Weekend this 26th & 27th July!
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School's out for summer! Come and sample free workshops, activity backpacks and fun events!
Applications are now open for the Marsh Trust Awards, celebrating volunteers in museums
Constantine the Great was proclaimed Roman emperor #onthisday in 306. Here's a gold medallion
Born #onthisday in 1783: revolutionary leader Simón Bolívar. Here he is on a Venezuelan coin
The north face of the Eiger was first climbed #onthisday in 1938. Here's a pic of the mountain
Alphonse Mucha was born #onthisday in 1860. Here’s one of his beautiful Art Nouveau prints
To celebrate #Ming50Years, you could also #win a trip to China! Enter now
Watch our new #Ming50Years exhibition trailer and book now for September!
Emperor of Ethiopia Haile Selassie (Ras Tafari) was born #onthisday in 1892. This gold medal was issued in 1930 when he was proclaimed King of Kings.
Emperor of Ethiopia Haile Selassie (Ras Tafari) was born #onthisday in 1892
Virtual archaeology: new blog post on digitally reuniting Woolley’s Ur excavations @pennmuseum
Did you decode the cymbals? Today’s #MysteryObject is a musical instrument from Indonesia
Edward Hopper born #onthisday features in our book The American Scene: prints from Hopper to Pollock
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Let's hope there are no ruffled feathers with today's #MysteryObject! Does anyone know what this is?
US artist Edward Hopper was born #onthisday in 1882. Here’s his etching of a couple on a train
Happy first birthday Prince George! Here’s another #PrinceGeorge as a baby…
Continue your virtual museum tour. The @britishmuseum has arrived on #KhanAcademy and it's open 365.242 days a year!
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