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Discover some of the wonderful representations of horses in northern ‪#‎AfricanRockArt‬ in this new article http://ow.ly/JJW9p
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‪#‎DefiningBeauty‬ opens in one month! The exhibition brings these three sculptures together for the first time, creating new narratives http://ow.ly/IVEFp

These sculptures show the work of three of the greatest artists in ancient Greece: Phidias, Myron and Polyclitus. Discover more here: http://ow.ly/JJwcS
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#onthisday in 1815: Napoleon Bonaparte escaped from Elba to begin his second conquest of France. Find out more in our free exhibition #BonaparteAndTheBritish http://ow.ly/Jn5bs
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There would be no point as he would just pull the tree up and whilst still tied to it he would then use it to twat any nearby Frenchman with.
Marschall Vorwärts for the win.
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Did you know that some #AfricanRockArt in Niger is thought to be several thousand years old? Find out more about the rock art in Niger with new images online http://ow.ly/JCYYe

These spectacular life-size engravings of giraffe can be found at Dabous in Niger. Thought to date from between 6,000 and 8,000 years ago, the engravings cannot be seen from ground level and are only visible by climbing onto the boulder http://ow.ly/JCZfm
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Stunningly beautiful artwork. So well preserved too.
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Born ‪#‎onthisday‬ in 1786: Wilhelm Karl Grimm of the Brothers Grimm. Here's an illustration to one of their stories ow.ly/JmUqB
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OMG look at that pic
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Every ‪#‎PayDay‬ we're sharing a ‪#‎MoneyFact‬!

The first coin issued with the dollar denomination was not in the USA, but in West Africa by the British Sierra Leone company in 1791 http://ow.ly/HOqrk

You can explore the history of money around the world in the Citi Money Gallery (Room 68) http://ow.ly/F2cml
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The Roman emperor Constantine the Great was born ‪#‎onthisday‬ in AD 272 (or maybe 273!) http://ow.ly/zzfOo
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You can now explore ‪#‎AfricanRockArt‬ from ‪#‎Chad‬ with new images available online. Chad has thousands of rock art engravings and paintings, some up to 7,000 years old! http://ow.ly/JFCPA

Throughout the caves, canyons and shelters of the Ennedi Plateau in Chad, thousands of images have been painted and engraved, comprising one of the biggest collections of rock art in the Sahara. A series of engravings at Niola Doa of groups of life-sized human figures have become especially renowned for their singularity and quality http://ow.ly/JFDIc
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Author of Les Misérables, Victor Hugo, was born ‪#‎onthisday‬ in 1802. He was also an artist http://ow.ly/Jn4vC
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Wonderful
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Here’s an exquisite chalk drawing by Renoir, born #onthisday in 1841 http://ow.ly/JARl1
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Wow beautiful prefer degas women in the tub kez
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This week we’re highlighting the ‪#‎AfricanRockArt‬ project, cataloguing 30,000 years of rock art http://ow.ly/Jzl3g

Covering deserts, mountains and rocky plains, learn more about the diversity of rock art in northern Africa http://ow.ly/Jwnro
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Charles Le Brun, who painted many of the ceilings at Versailles, was born ‪#‎onthisday‬ in 1619 http://ow.ly/Jn15V
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thank you for sharing. +British Museum​ have a lovely day.
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