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Ten Artifacts That Make Visiting The British Museum An Absolute Must For History Buffs

British Museum by travelinnate.com.

Housing one of the largest and most diverse permanent collections among all museums of the world, it isn’t hard to see why the British Museum is such a popular tourist attraction in London. From the Elgin Marbles, fabled in controversy, to the Rosetta Stone’s legend, the ghoulish Egyptian mummies to the Lewis Chessman, the British Museum has so many highlights that you won’t be able to see all of them in just one visit at the British Museum!

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1. Jaguar-shaped poporo

This golden jaguar-shaped poporo (i.e. a lime container), which has been featured in the temporary exhibit Beyond El Dorado: Power and Gold in Ancient Columbia, is a demonstration of the extraordinary technical prowess of ancient Colombian artisans as they crafted precious metals into beautiful artifacts through hammering and casting techniques.The Vindolanda tablets

2. The Vindolanda tablets

These tablets were excavated from northern England in 1974, at the site of an old Roman military outpost. These unique fragments were preserved by waterlogging at rubbish deposits, and are the most ancient surviving handwritten relics in all of Great Britain.Mummy of Hornedjitef

3. Mummy of Hornedjitef

This one of the many Egyptian mummies in the British Museum’s permanent collection. Hornedjitef was a prominent priest in Amun’s Temple at Karnak during Ptolemy III’s reign (246 to 222 BC).

4. Black-figured amphora depicting Achilles and Penthesilea

This ancient amphora (i.e. wine jar) has been dated back to 540 to 530 BC, and is believed to have been crafted by the noted ancient Greek potter and vase-painter Exekias.

5. Sir Percival David Collection of Chinese ceramics

This exotic collection of Chinese ceramics, loaned on a long-term basis from the Percival David Foundation, has its very own gallery at the British Museum. Its priceless treasures include the David Vases and Ming Dynasty bowls, which are two of the most famous Chinese porcelain vessels in the world at the British Museum.Rock crystal skull

6. Rock crystal skull

Originally believed to be an object from ancient Mexican times, this rock crystal skull was bought by the museum from Tiffany and Co. British Museum has been examined several times ever since, and was eventually found by experts to be a fake that was made only recently.

7. The Becket Casket

After he was murdered in 1170 at the Canterbury Cathedral, Archbishop Thomas à Becket was declared a saint and his remains were spread between some 40 similar caskets all across Europe.

8. Apotropaic wand

This wand is from ancient Egypt (around 1750 BC), and was used to protect against threats and evil spirits during childbirth and early infancy. The artifact is made out of hippopotamus ivory, and is covered by multiple protective symbols believed to safeguard the health of the mother and the child.

9. Discus-thrower

This Roman statue is actually a copy of the original bronze one which was sculpted in the 5th century by Myron, the Athenian sculptor.

10. Bronze figure of a seated cat

This bronze feline artifact represents the goddess Bastet and is an illustration of the high regard given to the domestic cat in ancient Egypt.British Museum

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Trafalgar Square A Tourist Attraction In London

There is no possibility of denying the importance of Trafalgar Square. It is a public space and considered to be a tourist attraction in central London, constructed around the area formerly known as Charing Cross. It is situated somewhat in the borough of the City of Westminster. At the centre of the place, there is a column known as Nelson’s Column, which is guarded by four lion statuette at its base. There are a number of commemorative statues and sculptures in the square while one plinth, remained empty since it was built-in 1840, The last Plinth, has been host to contemporary art since 1999. This place or square has also been used for political demonstrations, agitation, and society gatherings, such as the festivity of New Year’s Eve. Continue reading

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London City Airport A Famous Airport In London

In the present day scenario hardly there will be anyone who does not have any sense about the Airport. London city Airport is the one which is located somewhere in the vicinity of London. There are three modes of transportation presently prevailing in the modern culture the one is by road, the other one is by sea and the third one is by air. The last one is designated or takes off into the air from a place that is known as airport. Continue reading

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Buckingham Palace The London Residence

We believe, our reader must be aware of with the word Buckingham Palace. Today we will try to take you around of palace with a view to making well-informed with the facts. It is nothing but an official London residence and principal workplace of the monarchy of the whole United Kingdom. Buckingham Palace is located somewhere in the city of Westminster. It is believed this Palace was constructed and opened some time back in the year 1703; it has five floors, 775 rooms. These include 19 staterooms, 52 Royal and guest bedrooms, altogether 188 bedrooms for staff, out of which 99 bedrooms are allocated to an officer and 78 bathrooms. Continue reading

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London Hotels An Overview

Today’s topic is more important and amazing especially for those who kept on moving and visiting all around the world for business and for pleasure. Here we will try to summarize about the London Hotels. Most of the world’s major hotel brands have a presence in London, like Hilton, Mandarin Oriental, Radisson, and Intercontinental hotel are at the top end of the market, through Millennium Copthorne, to Holiday Inn in the cheaper bracket. Continue reading