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Alphonse Mucha was born #onthisday in 1860. Here’s one of his beautiful Art Nouveau prints ow.ly/zgRf5 pic.twitter.com/JRyN7YhznG
To celebrate #Ming50Years, you could also #win a trip to China! Enter now ow.ly/zuzJn pic.twitter.com/WUH1KnWMUg
Watch our new #Ming50Years exhibition trailer and book now for September! ow.ly/zuzzS pic.twitter.com/ojK7546if0
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 ow.ly/ztNBq pic.twitter.com/Ygy5GnJ08j
Virtual archaeology: new blog post on digitally reuniting Woolley’s Ur excavations ow.ly/zsms3 @pennmuseum pic.twitter.com/2VIgEFX6bT
Did you decode the cymbals? Today’s #MysteryObject is a musical instrument from Indonesia ow.ly/znZFB pic.twitter.com/RsQNTDPJZW
Edward Hopper born #onthisday features in our book The American Scene: prints from Hopper to Pollock vine.co/v/M2dnvwDqOFJ
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Let's hope there are no ruffled feathers with today's #MysteryObject! Does anyone know what this is? pic.twitter.com/Puc0q8BFCf
US artist Edward Hopper was born #onthisday in 1882. Here’s his etching of a couple on a train ow.ly/zokuh pic.twitter.com/mZMFF0e97x
Happy first birthday Prince George! Here’s another #PrinceGeorge as a baby… ow.ly/zo1zi pic.twitter.com/3h07gAW3Yf
Continue your virtual museum tour. bit.ly/1k8N0p7 The @britishmuseum has arrived on #KhanAcademy and it's open 365.242 days a year!
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This summer we have fun and free #8mummies events for the whole family! #MummyMonday ow.ly/znUGj pic.twitter.com/kTujVFN7T4
Artist Emil Orlik was born #onthisday in 1870. Here’s a woodcut from his time in Japan ow.ly/znWNR pic.twitter.com/TJAf3wHjah
The Temple of Artemis was destroyed by fire #onthisday in 356 BC. Here’s a sculpture from the temple, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world
The Temple of Artemis, 1 of the 7 wonders of the ancient world, was burnt #onthisday in 356 BC ow.ly/zob6K pic.twitter.com/3eYCjqMqz2
Meet Tjayasetimu: a temple singer who died at the tender age of just 7 #MummyMonday #8mummies ow.ly/znU51 pic.twitter.com/intc3lb2zR
Born #onthisday in 356 BC: Alexander the Great. This is the only image of Alexander to survive from his lifetime
Born #onthisday in 356 BC: Alexander the Great. Here's the only image of him from his lifetime ow.ly/zjgPV pic.twitter.com/9z39Bq6IF4
John Martin was born #onthisday in 1789. Here's his mezzotint depicting the fall of Babylon ow.ly/zjgCg pic.twitter.com/NYrDZQS9rs
Edgar Degas was born #onthisday in 1834. Here’s his study of dancers ow.ly/zbLlr pic.twitter.com/6959cpRwc5
New exhibition @BedesWorld includes British Museum treasures like this pendant of St George ow.ly/zjg1F pic.twitter.com/31xP504KeH
As temperatures in London soar, keep cool with a fan! This one is a souvenir from the Royal Fireworks in 1749.