This marble head of Roman empress Livia will feature from April in our #SicilyExhibition ow.ly/XFMKE
58 BC: empress Livia Julia Augusta, wife of Augustus and mother of Tiberius ow.ly/XFKjK
Berlin researcher makes superb astronomical discovery on #cuneiform
tablets @britishmuseum bit.ly/1PVYINb
How do you put on a torc? #Celts
explains in this new blog post ow.ly/XIx5t
we share a #MoneyFact
! Discover the history of money in the Citi Money Gallery ow.ly/Ndaru
Before silver coinage, Romans used bronze ingots as money (some weigh 1.7kg!) #MoneyFact ow.ly/XGxcI
in 1584: Frederick Henry of Orange. He’s on this medal from the #Waddesdon
Political philosopher Thomas Paine, author of The Rights Of Man, was born #onthisday
in 1736 ow.ly/XDcsd
A selection of watercolours by artist and poet Edward Lear, who died #onthisday
in 1888 ow.ly/XFw3N
Our next special exhibition will explore the remarkable story of Sicily. Discover an island with a cosmopolitan history and identity – a place where the unique mix of peoples gave rise to an extraordinary cultural flowering.
Norman Sicily was a centre of multiculturalism and its art reveals a unique
Charlemagne died #onthisday
in 814. This coin shows him as the king of the Franks & Lombards ow.ly/XCVcC
Our #SicilyExhibition, announced today, will be the first in the UK to explore thousands of years of Sicily’s cosmopolitan history. The Greeks arrived in Sicily from 8th century BC, which led to a flourishing of art and culture.
This gold libation bowl, which dates from around 600 BC, was found in a
Today we announced our next special exhibition, which will explore some of the fascinating stories of Sicily. This 16th-century map was made from a 12th-century original by an Arab cartographer for a Norman king and shows the island’s importance as the largest island in the Mediterranean.
‘You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you’ – Pride and Prejudice was published #otd
in 1547: Edward VI became king at the age of 9 after the death of Henry VIII ow.ly/XD0j3
We're about to go live on #Periscope
introducing some of the objects from our #SicilyExhibition
. Tune in!
Tickets are now available for #SicilyExhibition
, opening on 21 April – book now! britishmuseum.org/whats_on/exhib…
We'll be live on #Periscope
with our #SicilyExhibition
curators Dirk and Peter in half an hour – join us!
'Sicily: culture and conquest' will open @britishmuseum
on 21 April #SicilyExhibition
will feature marvellous loans from Sicily and around the world including @metmuseum @bodleianlibs
Norman Sicily was a centre of multiculturalism and its art reveals a unique mix of influences #SicilyExhibition
The Greeks arrived in Sicily from 8th century BC, which led to a flourishing of art and culture #SicilyExhibition
focuses on two extraordinary eras in the island’s history: Greek settlement and Norman rule
Over centuries, Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs & Normans all settled on the island #SicilyExhibition
Sicily's strategic location and fertile soil, fed by Mount Etna, attracted settlers and conquerors #SicilyExhibition