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Born #onthisday in 1857: E A Wallis Budge, former Keeper of Egyptian and Assyrian Antiquities ow.ly/zAA6S pic.twitter.com/U5sCWSno4t
Artist Joseph Anton Koch was born #onthisday in 1768. Here's his version of Dante's Inferno ow.ly/zx2K6 pic.twitter.com/VBRp74ZGl6
Born #onthisday in 1856: playwright George Bernard Shaw. His death mask is in the collection ow.ly/zAvlY pic.twitter.com/d0OoWNWBPF
Celebrate the 75th anniversary of Sutton Hoo with Masterpieces of Early medieval art buff.ly/1nwvDxs pic.twitter.com/TDFVtBVPqX
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The spectacular Sutton Hoo treasure was discovered #onthisday 75 years ago! See it in Room 41 ow.ly/zux2S pic.twitter.com/5mQPtElLNB
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! ow.ly/zx25f vine.co/v/M0bFOB00lzH
Applications are now open for the Marsh Trust Awards, celebrating volunteers in museums ow.ly/zzokm pic.twitter.com/GN0HP4lg6X
Constantine the Great was proclaimed Roman emperor #onthisday in 306. Here's a gold medallion ow.ly/zzfOo pic.twitter.com/bHbVK3e2pn
Born #onthisday in 1783: revolutionary leader Simón Bolívar. Here he is on a Venezuelan coin ow.ly/zvd9K pic.twitter.com/2xA4xFWT1x
The north face of the Eiger was first climbed #onthisday in 1938. Here's a pic of the mountain ow.ly/zv9yz pic.twitter.com/dVGDCFLAd4
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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