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The mysteries of ancient egypt

The Ancient Egyptian section is one of the most popular parts of the British Museum. This is one of the largest collections in the world outside of Egypt. The explanations are very clear, outlining the manufacturing process of mummies, the embalming of the dead, burial, beliefs associated with death, the afterlife, and the various Egyptian gods. After the French were defeated and driven out of Egypt, the British army confiscated many of these objects which Napoleon had collected. This included the Rosetta Stone, one of the most important exhibits in the museum, a transcript of an Egyptian text in Greek and Latin that subsequently allowed scholars to understand and decipher hieroglyphics for the first time. It is estimated that only 5% of the objects are on display to the public. Apart from the Rosetta Stone, there is the bust of Ramses II, the head of Amenotep II, a piece of temple of Ramses II with an engraved list of kings, and even 3000 years old mummies.
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Most popular attraction in london

Founded in 1753, it is the oldest museums in the world. Very large, it contains much material so if you want to see everything (it takes about 6 hours). It is the most popular attraction in London, with 5 million visitors a year. It contains treasures from around the world, many of them provided by explorers and travelers of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Inside is a large part of the Parthenon in Greece, as well as numerous mummies or moai of Easter Island ....;there was great controversy over the rightful place of these works, should they remain here to ensure their protection? At Information, you will be offered a plan to organise your visit which is also viewable on the website. My route, the most basic way which does not take a lot of time (on the page of the museum you can see the map of the rooms): 1-Room 24 (Living and Dying)-Moai of Easter Island, 2-Room 27 (Mexico)-Mosaic mask of Quetzalcoatl; 3-Take the stairs to the second floor of the north, next to the room 24; 4-Room 66 (pass); 5-Room 64 (Early Egypt)-Late Predynastic mummy known as "Ginger", 6-Room 63-62 (Egyptian death and afterlife: mummies)-mummies, sarcophagi, book of the dead ....; 7-Room 61 (Egyptian Life) ..... bastet-Cat, 8-Room 59-A through 59 room stairs we left to go back down, 9-Room 4 (Egyptian sculpture) and Rosetta-Stone some busts (Ramesses II, Amenhotep III ....) 10-Room 6 (Assyrian sculpture and Balawat Gates)-Winged lion ...; 11-Room 08/07/23 go through these rooms looking a little but without stopping to room 22; 12-Room 22 (The World of Alexander), Alexander the Great, 13 Room 21 (Mausoleum of Halikarnassos)-Watching little remains of the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, 14-Room 20 (pass), 15-Room 19 (Greece: Athens), Athens, 16-Room 17 (pass), 17-Room 18 (Greece: Parthenon)-Parthenon
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Information about British Museum

British Museum Phone Number
+44 20 7323 8299
+44 20 7323 8299
British Museum Address
Great Russell Street | Near Tottenham Court Road Tube Station
Great Russell Street | Near Tottenham Court Road Tube Station
British Museum Opening Hours
mon 10:00 - 17:30
tue 10:00 - 17:30
wed 10:00 - 17:30
thu 10:00 - 17:30
fri 10:00 - 20:30
sat 10:00 - 17:30
sun 10:00 - 17:30
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