Deborah (debris4spike) wrote,

Holiday October 2013 - British Museum

I started my first day off with the trip from Exeter to London by coach ... and then dropping my things off at the hostel I was staying at on the edge of Hyde Park.  It wasn't one I had used before, but the same company as the one I went to last time.

And so to start my holiday.

First port of call is The British Museum.  The visit there is worth it just to see the actual building itself ... both the amazing outside and the new build inside, where the payed exhibitions take place ...

 photo DSC_0015_zps5aa31c21.jpg

 photo DSC_0038_zps10b324bc.jpg

It's hard to chose a few favourite pieces to share without bombarding your pages ... but below the cut are a few of my favourite items that I spotted on this visit ...
This satutue is from the 1200's and is a pre-Buddha (believed to be one of his origins)
 photo DSC_0079_zpse68cf473.jpg

 photo DSC_0073_zps9101b1c9.jpg

This is a new acquisition and is Egyptian ... with the gold earing and nose ring (just don't tell Jiffy!)
 photo DSC_0061_zps7d7e6549.jpg

The Rosetta Stone - famous as an early tool for translation between languages ... dated 196 BC
 photo DSC_0058_zpsa931d71f.jpg

 photo DSC_0055_zpsa79f5a6e.jpg

Glad I never had to ride like this
 photo DSC_0046_zps1f2f6aae.jpg

This is a sepulcher designed by the lady herself not long before she died, aged 50 ... never seen anything quite like that!
 photo DSC_0045_zpsd63726c9.jpg

This is part of the book of The Revelation (from The Bible) dated AD 200 ... only about 100 years after the original was written
 photo DSC_0041_zpsc9a7cef3.jpg

There was a section on Bible weights and measures, linked with specific Bible verses ... these are the 30 pieces of silver ... although a couple are off shot.  I do wonder what Harry Dresden would think of his Denarian "enemies" on show like this.
 photo DSC_0040_zps55070756.jpg

 photo DSC_0036_zps794f096f.jpg

 photo DSC_0033_zpsa472dda0.jpg

 photo DSC_0028_zps320efd4e.jpg

Part of the frieze from around The Parthenon ... how it got to be here I still find amazing.
 photo DSC_0024_zps6c5d5b44.jpg

If you aren't full bored, there are some more photos here

The British Museum website
Tags: camera, holiday 2013, london, museum
  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.