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  • Posted June 5, 2009 by Jstriffler Viewed 1208 times
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The British Museum is a museum of human history and culture situated in London. Its collections, which number more than seven million objects, are amongst the largest and most comprehensive in the world and originate from all continents, illustrating and documenting the story of human culture from its beginning to the present.

India Landscape: features a selection of plants from the Indian subcontinent, displaying a range of colours and scents from South Asia.

The Great Court: The central quadrangle of the British Museum in London was redeveloped to a design by Foster and Partners to become the Queen Elizabeth II Great Court, commonly referred to simply as the Great Court, during the late 1990s. It was opened by Queen Elizabeth II in 2000. The court has a tessellated glass roof designed by Buro Happold covering the entire court and surrounds the original circular British Museum Reading Room in the centre, now a museum. It is the largest covered square in Europe, bigger than a football field.

Colossal bust of Ramesses II (1250 BC)

Parthenon Galleries, Temple of Athena Parthenos (447-438 B.C.)

Human Headed Winged Lion and Bull from Nimrud

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