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The Cyrus Cylinder To Travel to Five Major US Museums in 2013

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Nov
2012
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The British Museum today announces that one of its most iconic objects, the Cyrus Cylinder, will tour to five major museum venues in the United States in 2013. This will be the first time this object has been seen in … Continue reading  

New Technology Allows a Virtual Autopsy on One of British Museum’s Mummies

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Nov
2012
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Found in around 1896, and known as Gebelein man, the natural mummy was buried in about 3500 BC at the site of Gebelein in Upper Egypt. Wrapped in linen and matting, he was placed in a crouched position in a … Continue reading  

Major 2013 Loan Exhibition at the British Museum Announced

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Sep
2012
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In Spring 2013 the British Museum will present a major exhibition on the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum, sponsored by Goldman Sachs. This exhibition will be the first ever held on these important cities at the British Museum, and … Continue reading  

“Renaissance to Goya: Prints and Drawings From Spain” Opens at the British Museum

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Sep
2012
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This exhibition, drawn from the British Museum collection, brings together for the first time important prints and drawings by Spanish and other European artists who were working in Spain from the mid-sixteenth to the nineteenth century. Through exhibiting these works, … Continue reading  

Stolen Artifacts Returned to the National Museum of Afghanistan in Kabul

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Aug
2012
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843 heritage objects have been returned to the National Museum of Afghanistan in Kabul with the assistance of the British Museum with help from the Ministry of Defense. The objects include items made in 3 separate seizures by the UK … Continue reading  

British Museum Opens a Major Exhibition on the World of William Shakespeare

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Jul
2012
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During the summer of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games the British Museum presents a major exhibition on the world and works of William Shakespeare, supported by BP. Shakespeare: staging the world is part of the World Shakespeare Festival … Continue reading  

Researchers From British Museum in London Have New Clue to Lost Colony

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May
2012
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A new look at a 425-year-old map has yielded a tantalizing clue about the fate of the Lost Colony, the settlers who disappeared from North Carolina’s Roanoke Island in the late 16th century. Experts from the First Colony Foundation and … Continue reading  

Crowns and Ducats: Shakespeare’s Money and Medals at the British Museum

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Apr
2012
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This display explores the role of coins and money in Shakespeare’s works, as well as illustrating how money and medals marked the major events of the late Elizabethan and Jacobean world. Shakespeare’s plays are full of coins, from the English … Continue reading  

Hajj: Journey to the Heart of Islam at the British Museum

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Jan
2012
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Hajj: journey to the heart of Islam will be the first major exhibition dedicated to the Hajj; the pilgrimage to Mecca (Makkah) in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia which is central to the Muslim faith. The exhibition will examine the … Continue reading  

A Selection of Treasures from the Khalili Collection to be Shown at the British Museum

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Jan
2012
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The earliest known accurate panoramic view of Mecca is one of over forty-five important objects to be loaned by the Nasser D. Khalili Collection of Islamic Art to the British Museum for the exhibition Hajj: journey to the heart of … Continue reading