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Conservation of a clove boat: new blog post from specialist conservator Verena Kotonski http://ow.ly/LKPO1

See this wonderful boat in our small display in Room 69a on Indian Ocean trade and exchange http://ow.ly/LKQDT
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Our founder, Sir Hans Sloane, was born ‪#‎onthisday‬ in 1660. His encyclopaedic collection became the cornerstone of the British Museum ow.ly/vQbWE

Sloane’s collection also ended up as the basis of the +Natural History Museum and +The British Library! ow.ly/LGdFT
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Happy #Vaisakhi‬! This Sikh fortress turban is very rare – only 5 exist like this in Britain! http://ow.ly/LAT8U

The Sikh fortress turban is currently on tour around the UK. See it at Bede's World until 1 June http://ow.ly/Lhx1L
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See we British have amazing stuff 
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#DidYouKnow‬ the Museum has over 400 human and animal mummies in the collection? Discover more facts and figures here http://ow.ly/LlGY1 #MummyMonday

Come face to face with #‎8mummies‬ in our exhibition and unlock their hidden secrets http://ow.ly/LlIhO
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Born ‪#‎onthisday‬ in 1743: US President and author of the Declaration of Independence Thomas Jefferson http://ow.ly/LlN1T
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Born #onthisday in AD 401: the Byzantine emperor Theodosius II. Here’s a coin from his reign http://ow.ly/L88J9
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The Byzantine Empire, or Eastern Roman Empire as it was also known as, produced some interesting emperors.
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In living colour: the unexpected palette of ancient art ‪#‎FridayFigure‬ http://ow.ly/LJDNI
Discover the brilliance and diversity of ancient Greek art in our exhibition ‪#‎DefiningBeauty‬ http://ow.ly/LAeKt
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Leonardo da Vinci was born #onthisday in 1452. Here’s his wonderful silverpoint drawing of a warrior http://ow.ly/LkXxF
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#NightAtTheMuseum‬, filmed at the Museum, is now available on Blu-ray, DVD & DHD! http://ow.ly/LwtJZ

Discover real Museum objects brought to life in the film through 3D scanning, plus see what it was like filming at the Museum at night in these videos http://ow.ly/LlHqR
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Happy birthday to +The Metropolitan Museum of Art, which is 145 years old today! ‪#‎Met145‬ http://ow.ly/JnRne

This beautiful bronze figure on loan from the Metropolitan Museum of Art is a highlight of our exhibition ‪#‎DefiningBeauty‬ http://ow.ly/Lwp90
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Born #onthisday in 1769: artist Sir Thomas Lawrence. He was friends with the history and portrait painter William Hamilton RA, and this beautiful portrait is of Hamilton's wife Mary http://ow.ly/Lj0UB
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US Commodore Matthew Perry was born #onthisday in 1794. This scroll documents his second visit to Japan in 1854, which saw a new treaty signed that laid the groundwork to end more than two centuries of Japanese restrictions on contact with the West http://ow.ly/LkT9i
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Discover over two million years of human history and culture. Some of the world-famous objects include the Rosetta Stone, the Parthenon sculptures and Egyptian mummies.
 
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