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British Museum
Born #otd in 1820: Sir John Tenniel, who illustrated the first edition of Alice in Wonderland ow.ly/JIjKP pic.twitter.com/enVHz9464E
Every ‪#‎PayDay we're sharing a ‪#‎MoneyFact! The first coin issued with the dollar denomination was not in the USA, but in West Africa by the British Sierra Leone company in 1791. You can explore the history of money around the world in the Citi Money Gallery (Room 68): britishmuseum.org/money #his
To find out more about the #AfricanRockArt project, follow Curator @LisaGalvin_BM for regular updates! pic.twitter.com/vOGahMp4xP
Discover some of the wonderful representations of horses in northern #AfricanRockArt ow.ly/JJW9p pic.twitter.com/EqsMl3XoPf
‪#‎DefiningBeauty opens in one month! Look out for our highlight #FridayFigure each week. The exhibition brings these three sculptures together for the first time, creating new narratives. These sculptures show the work of three of the greatest artists in ancient Greece: Phidias, Myron and Polyclit
The first coin issued with the dollar denomination was in West Africa in 1791 #MoneyFact ow.ly/HOqrk pic.twitter.com/LRth8gk8hA
Explore the history of money in our Citi Money Gallery. Every #PayDay we share a #MoneyFact! ow.ly/F2cml pic.twitter.com/awJq3LdmFc
#DefiningBeauty brings these three works together for the first time, creating new narratives ow.ly/IVEFp pic.twitter.com/p1DPuggeyj
In contrast, Ilissos is carved from life rather than arithmetically calculated #FridayFigure ow.ly/JJwcS pic.twitter.com/pd9kmqXJ7r
Polyclitus' doryphoros (spear-bearer) is constructed on a precise set of ratios #FridayFigure ow.ly/JJwcS pic.twitter.com/1BFupe1wOr
Myron’s discobolus (disc-thrower) is the perfect balance of opposites #FridayFigure ow.ly/JJwcS pic.twitter.com/PgmeQfTSGq
These sculptures show the work of 3 great ancient Greek artists: Phidias, Myron and Polyclitus ow.ly/JJwcS pic.twitter.com/A6ml5FgOHq
The Roman emperor Constantine the Great was born #onthisday in AD 272 (or maybe 273!) ow.ly/zzfOo pic.twitter.com/TfsTrNq0fc
You can now explore #AfricanRockArt from #Chad with new images available online at www.britishmuseum.org/africanrockart Chad has thousands of rock art engravings and paintings, some up to 7,000 years old! Throughout the caves, canyons and shelters of the Ennedi Plateau in Chad, thousands of images
The Ennedi Plateau in #Chad features spectacular engravings of human figures #AfricanRockArt ow.ly/JFDIc pic.twitter.com/hjA4G02ugY
Camels & palm trees are common subjects in #AfricanRockArt in Tibesti Mountains in #Chad, probably representing oases pic.twitter.com/dpV666oFl3
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#Chad has thousands of #AfricanRockArt engravings and paintings, some up to 7,000 years old! ow.ly/JFCPA pic.twitter.com/6raF3OA6n4
Author of Les Misérables, Victor Hugo, was born #onthisday in 1802. He was also an artist ow.ly/Jn4vC pic.twitter.com/U8DPxtsFxS
Iconic Yumari canvas by Uta Uta Tjangala to appear in @britishmuseum #IndigenousAustralia exhibition opening April. pic.twitter.com/dRA3pZ5NhL
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Has #WolfHall changed views of Thomas Cromwell? Here’s a portrait of the enigmatic statesman ow.ly/JwNgt pic.twitter.com/ah6ASIceSE
This week we’re highlighting the #AfricanRockArt project, cataloguing 30,000 years of rock art. Did you know that some rock art in #Niger is thought to be several thousand years old? Find out more about the rock art in Niger with new images online at www.britishmuseum.org/africanrockart These specta