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Alphonse Mucha was born #onthisday in 1860. Here’s one of his beautiful Art Nouveau prints
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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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This summer we have fun and free #8mummies events for the whole family! #MummyMonday
Artist Emil Orlik was born #onthisday in 1870. Here’s a woodcut from his time in Japan
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
Meet Tjayasetimu: a temple singer who died at the tender age of just 7 #MummyMonday #8mummies
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
John Martin was born #onthisday in 1789. Here's his mezzotint depicting the fall of Babylon
Edgar Degas was born #onthisday in 1834. Here’s his study of dancers
New exhibition @BedesWorld includes British Museum treasures like this pendant of St George
As temperatures in London soar, keep cool with a fan! This one is a souvenir from the Royal Fireworks in 1749.