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Did you know that the Museum used to have its own Tube station? It closed #onthisday in 1933 after Holborn station opened nearby. It was part of what is now the Central line, and served visitors for over 30 years. These brilliant photos are from London Transport Museum http://ow.ly/i/ngEAt http://ow.ly/i/ngEAU
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This 2,000-year-old bust depicts Neilos, the Nile river god. Neilos appealed to Egyptians and Greeks alike – he was the Greek version of Hapy, the Egyptian personification of the annual Nile flood that brought prosperity and fertility to the country. Neilos played a significant role in one of the most popular festivals in Egypt, when the beginning of the annual flood marked the Egyptian New Year.
This bust was once mounted into a large decorative shield and adorned a temple in the ancient Egyptian city of Canopus. It was discovered by underwater archaeologists at the base of the wall on which it once hung.

See more incredible objects that have been preserved and buried under the sea for over a thousand years in our #SunkenCities exhibition http://ow.ly/GLrp304lecq

Bust of Neilos. Canopus, AD 100–200. Maritime Museum, Alexandria. Photo: Christoph Gerigk. © Franck Goddio/Hilti Foundation. http://ow.ly/i/ngB25
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Must be a fascinating exhibition!
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When war broke out in 1939 many of the Museum’s most important objects had already been evacuated to safe locations across the UK. Meanwhile, back in London, the Museum was still open and put on the ‘Suicide Exhibition’. Find out more in our new podcast http://ow.ly/hZJg304crL7
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Hi Ricardo, have you heard of focus-abengoa and the Velasquez exhibition in Seville Spain?
I am looking for a link.

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The incredible Lewis Chessmen are part of a hoard found in a sand dune at Uig Bay on the Isle of Lewis in Scotland. It’s thought that they might have belonged to a trader who was travelling from Norway to Ireland to sell them, sometime between AD 1150–1200. Around this time, chess was a very popular game among the aristocracy in Europe.

You can see the Chessmen at the British Museum, the +National Museum Of Scotland, and six of the objects are on long-term loan at the newly built Museum & Tasglann nan Eilean in Scotland http://ow.ly/COTU303t2e5
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This penny of the Anglo-Saxon king Alfred the Great includes a monogram of London. Alfred the Great (r. AD 871–899) was king of Wessex, an Anglo-Saxon kingdom in the south of England. Although London was not part of this region, one of his coin types has a monogram of the name LVNDONIA. There are no definitive records of when Alfred took complete control of London. One theory suggests that he gained the city as part of a treaty following his victory in battle over the Vikings in 878.

Every #PayDay we share a #MoneyFact! Explore the history of money in our Citi Money Gallery http://ow.ly/NV4s303uUNW
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+Rebecca Harman Fine Art - Art to Inspire Happiness - Prints and Products. Hi, the Citi Money Gallery is one of our free permanent galleries, and it explores the history of money. You can find out more about it here: http://www.britishmuseum.org/visiting/galleries/themes/room_68_money.aspx
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The Ptolemies – the ancient Greeks who ruled Egypt for over 300 years – introduced Greek versions of Egyptian gods to encourage cultural integration and to be recognised as legitimate pharaohs. Greeks and Egyptians lived and worshipped side by side, acknowledging similarities and differences in their practices. After 30 BC, aspects of this Greco-Egyptian religion also spread across the Roman Empire.

Discover more about the deep connections between the ancient civilisations of Egypt and Greece in our #SunkenCities‬ exhibition: http://ow.ly/1ZoL303vpZF
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Achaeans, still Greeks.
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Augustus, the first Roman emperor, was born #onthisday in 63 BC. Born Octavian, he was adopted by Julius Caesar and by 31 BC had established himself as the dominant force in Roman politics. He changed his name to Augustus in 27 BC. This bronze head is known as the Meroë Head as it was found in the ancient Kushite capital of Meroë, now in northern Sudan. http://ow.ly/1h3S304qnna http://ow.ly/i/ngEgA http://ow.ly/i/ngEgR http://ow.ly/i/ngEjI
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Feeling autumnal yet? It’s the autumn equinox in the northern hemisphere today – this means there are equal lengths of light and darkness, and traditionally marks the start of the season. http://ow.ly/1lma304q6QD http://ow.ly/i/ngE7H http://ow.ly/i/ngE82 http://ow.ly/i/ngE8q
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This 800-year-old gold rhino was found at Mapungubwe, the capital of the first kingdom in southern Africa. It was discovered alongside other gold objects, which were found in three royal graves. They are some of the most significant sculptures in Africa today, and depict animals of high status (a rhinoceros, cow, and a leopard) and objects associated with power (a sceptre and a bowl or crown).

See these incredible sculptures in our #SouthAfricanArt exhibition, opening 27 October 2016 http://ow.ly/cGtG304lnk0

Mapungubwe gold rhinoceros, made about 1220–1290. On loan from University of Pretoria.
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This stela helped archaeologists solve a 2,000-year-old mystery, revealing that the cities of Thonis (in Egyptian) and Heracleion (in Greek) were in fact the same place! The tablet details the taxation on imports and exports going through the city http://ow.ly/bfDB303Wwdr

Explore more incredible objects discovered in ancient Egypt's #SunkenCities in our unmissable exhibition http://ow.ly/N6iv303WwYm
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The Museum began to evacuate objects #onthisday in 1939, due to the imminent threat posed by the Second World War. The order to remove the objects came a day before, and staff rushed to prepare items for transfer to safer places. Objects were stored in Aldwych Tube station – carefully lowered down the stairs as seen in this photo. Some of the collection also travelled to Aberystwyth quarry in Wales. Read more about the Museum during the Blitz. http://ow.ly/nG1t303hHA3

Plus, listen to a brand new podcast that tells the story of how the Museum pulled off ‘the biggest, mass evacuation of objects in any museum’s history’ http://ow.ly/rynV303xTyB
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Incrível registro fotográfico histórico!!! Muito bom!!!
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‘Draw Antonio, draw Antonio, draw and don’t waste time’ – Michelangelo’s comment on one of his student’s drawings has survived nearly 500 years. Our curators believe the lesson is as relevant today and are encouraging art students to study and draw from works in the Museum’s collection.
Art students these days are more likely to keep a blog than a sketchbook. The British Museum's touring exhibition of historic drawings seeks to change that
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A museum of the world, for the world
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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.
 
See what exhibitions and events are on at the Museum: http://www.britishmuseum.org/whats_on.aspx
 
The Museum is free to all visitors and is open daily from 10.00-17.30. Open late on Fridays until 20.30.

See our code of conduct for social media here: http://ow.ly/FnAqg
 
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