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It’s your last chance to see our free display on Turkish shadow theatre in Room 34, closing Sun 28 Sep
It’s your last chance to see our free display on Turkish shadow theatre, closing Sun 28 Sep ow.ly/BH9di pic.twitter.com/I7GWscIQ1r
FREE talk on mosaics from Carthage by #PompeiiExhibition curator Paul Roberts this Fri evening ow.ly/BRzf2 pic.twitter.com/RQLHaAMZid
#onthisday in 1933: the British Museum tube station closed. Here's a cool photo via @ltmuseum. This image shows the British Museum Underground station, Central line in 1921. The surface building was designed by architect Harry Bell Measures for the Central London Railway. A five storey office block
#onthisday in 1933: the British Museum tube station closed. Here are some cool photos via @ltmuseum! pic.twitter.com/Eu5JvsfRh0
This Roman brooch was recorded by trained volunteer Theresa Oswin #PASmillionth finds.org.uk/database/artef… pic.twitter.com/I92RXa04tU
New finds are uncovered and reported daily on the Portable Antiquities Scheme #PASmillionth finds.org.uk pic.twitter.com/IIgWa8qMmx
The Roman emperor Vitellius was born #onthisday in AD 15. He ruled for just 8 months in AD 69! ow.ly/BQO16 pic.twitter.com/F7YVVJSJfX
Today is the autumn equinox in the northern hemisphere and the official beginning of autumn! ow.ly/BOXCh pic.twitter.com/8G8zOl7alY
#MysteryObject reveal: who would have thought that you’d all get the drinking cup right? ow.ly/BP9zH pic.twitter.com/ILZm0oQrld
Born #onthisday in 63 BC: Octavian, who became Rome's first emperor Augustus #history #coins
This will give you a lift. It's today's #MysteryObject! But what is it... pic.twitter.com/Xia7ckT3fd
Born #onthisday in 63 BC: Octavian, who became Rome's first emperor Augustus ow.ly/BOm2H pic.twitter.com/3M7OmxaUi2
This spectacular cloisonné jar was made for the emperor. Click for more info... britishmuseum.tumblr.com/post/982260872… #Ming50Years pic.twitter.com/xKA6HkZc3h
Each week we’ll share some of the objects from #Ming50Years showcasing stunning craftsmanship ow.ly/BH36Q pic.twitter.com/4K0YZcLa6z
Astounding #ming50years exhibition @britishmuseum - unique insight into global sophistication of 15c China including world's best Ming vase
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You can discover ancient artefacts found in your postcode on the PAS website! #PASmillionth finds.org.uk/database/searc… pic.twitter.com/AkzAt3Ov98
The Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS) records archaeological finds by the public #PASmillionth finds.org.uk pic.twitter.com/DPvVVwSnC1
The hand of the king? Find the man in the Sutton Hoo ship by Dr Sue Brunning @britishmuseum @ahrcpress @britac_news bit.ly/1rkDkcs
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Wagner’s Das Rheingold, the first #opera in the Ring Cycle, premiered #onthisday in 1869. Here’s a #lithograph from the collection by Henri Fantin-Latour, depicting the first scene. Wagner's Ring was inspired by #german #myths and you can find out more about German culture in our #exhibition #Memori
How can art change views on global health issues? This film screening + discussion on 28 Sept explores HIV/AIDS ow.ly/BMb8f
You can see this Taino ritual seat in the form of a crouching male figure on display in Room 1 ow.ly/BLZsn pic.twitter.com/9xBsv93lj3
Update: tonight's BBC4 episode of #LostKingdoms is on the Taino people, who greeted Columbus! ow.ly/BLXSE pic.twitter.com/QST9sISN6j
Explore the full range of Egyptian gifts & goodies in #8mummies exhibition shop #MummyMonday ow.ly/BKY3Z pic.twitter.com/zUFkuVu3Ni
A fan of mighty ducks? It's #MummyMonday so here's one inspired by ancient Egypt from @BMshop ow.ly/BLEcA pic.twitter.com/Lo7xbnR8QA
Find out more about German culture in our exhibition #MemoriesOfANation, opening 16 October ow.ly/BGcrQ pic.twitter.com/rzs9z8CVeb
Wagner’s Das Rheingold premiered #onthisday in 1869. Here’s an illustration of the first scene ow.ly/BKXMP pic.twitter.com/ucX24U5Qcr
This gold reliquary for a True Cross relic is a highlight of this year's finds #PASmillionth finds.org.uk/database/artef… pic.twitter.com/Ex7e8zd42z
The Portable Antiquities Scheme is a vast online database of archaeological finds made by the public #PASmillionth pic.twitter.com/KGJN4ss3yg
This week the Portable Antiquities Scheme @findsorguk will reveal the millionth object recorded! #PASmillionth pic.twitter.com/SPq7HESTlP
Holy Roman Emperor Charles V died #onthisday in 1558. Here’s his family tree #art #history
Heading to @HarrogateFest on 23–26 Oct? Don’t miss our curators Irving Finkel, Gareth Williams & @RHobbsBM ow.ly/Bwee8
Explore more German history from the past 600 years in #MemoriesOfANation, opening 16 Oct ow.ly/BGcrQ pic.twitter.com/PNLdFuMLLc
German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer died #onthisday in 1860 ow.ly/BGb2v pic.twitter.com/KEOuIRVCub
Holy Roman Emperor Charles V died #onthisday in 1558. Here’s his family tree ow.ly/BGaSF pic.twitter.com/37yUu8ZGiD
@simon_schama talks to British Museum director Neil MacGregor about his new series on Germany on.ft.com/1uO0AQ5 pic.twitter.com/b6T6xLVo74
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It’s the feast of St Eustace. This splendid reliquary head is in Room 40 ow.ly/BG9ii pic.twitter.com/vnPp940v1l
Born #onthisday in 1486: Arthur Tudor, brother of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon's first husband #art #history #tudor
Born #otd in 1486: Arthur Tudor, brother of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon's first husband ow.ly/BD6B0 pic.twitter.com/UcwJRowVkI
600 years ago #onthisday in 1414, the Sultan of Bengal sent a giraffe as tribute to the Yongle emperor of China. The animal arrived at the Ming court to great acclaim and was thoroughly documented in words and images, like in this hanging scroll from the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Many exotic anima
See this hanging scroll and its famous giraffe in #Ming50Years. Book tickets now! ow.ly/BHZGZ pic.twitter.com/qzROYGCHv5
#onthisday in 1414: the Chinese Yongle emperor is given a giraffe from Bengal! #Ming50Years ow.ly/BHZdu pic.twitter.com/fXTqB8ew1w
Born #onthisday in 1867: Arthur Rackham. Here's his illustration to A Midsummer Night's Dream #art #illustration #shakespeare
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