What should be seen in the British Museum?
Entrances to the British Museum, the oldest museum in the world, are made through the iron gate on Montague Street. The historic building, which you see when you enter the street through the door, is more like a faculty building with huge columns surrounding the entrance and crowded groups of students waiting in front of it.
As soon as you enter the museum, a modern area with a glass dome (Great Court) greets you. This area, which we can call the heart of the museum, is a spacious environment with information tables, cafes and gift shops. Books and sketches about the museum are available here.
In the center of the glass dome is the Library (Reading Room). This library houses some of the world’s important books and manuscripts. Unfortunately, nowadays it is closed to visitors. Readers of the Library (Reading Room) include Oscar Wilde, Mahatma Gandhi , Karl Marx, George Bernard Shaw.
The British Museum consists of various galleries including Middle East, Ancient Egypt and Sudan, Greek and Roman antiquities, Islamic works, Japanese and Eastern Antiquities, Ethnogrophia, prehistory and Europe, medals and coins, prints and drawings. I suggest you check out all the galleries, albeit briefly. At least some hours have to be left on an impromptu trip. Then you can concentrate on the works you especially want to see.
Notable works at the British Museum:
The world’s largest mummy and sarcophagus gallery is located in the British Museum. The cat mummy is also among the works to be seen in this gallery.
Cat Mummy, British Museum.
One of the prominent works in the mummy gallery is katebet’s mummy.
Pharaoh’s alleged body
This was one of the most populous places in the museum. The body, allegedly belonging to the Pharaoh, is on display in the gallery of Ancient Egyptian artefacts.
On M.He. The rosette Stone, which has a hyographical inscription of 196 years, is located in the Middle East Gallery. The first piece you will encounter at the entrance to the museum will probably be this stone. It was one of his most intriguing works.
Hand axes from the ice age from 400 thousand years ago. I’d say these axes changed my perception of historical artifacts. The works I encountered before would have gone back 6-7 thousand or more than 10 thousand years. This was one of the places I was most surprised by at the museum.
Easter Island Statue
The statue belongs to Rapa Nui, one of the most isolated communities in the world. It was brought from Easter Island (Easter Island), located in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, 3500 km from the nearest mainland (Chile).
Some artefacts were also found in Turkey at the British Museum. Among these works are Iznik tiles.
Coins and medallions
You can take a short trip between all the coins that mankind has used throughout history. The end of the exhibition came as a surprise to me. The exhibition started with the first money of the Lydians and ended with the debit card of the real estate Bank.
The Arslan Hunt relief is the most famous.
Lewis Chess Figures
Chess pieces from 800 years ago.
The British Museum is just one of dozens of places to visit in London. But, most importantly,. Although you go many times, you will encounter many works that can affect you every time you go new.
Entries to the British Museum are free. Also, there’s not a lot of intensity at the entrance to the museum. The British Museum makes it very easy to travel across the board. Usually, they wait for hours to enter such museums.
Use The Guide
There are walking tours in the museum where prominent works are described. It’s done every day at 11:30 and 14:00. I got a voice guidance. It was the most useful guide I’ve ever seen.
The museum’s Web page includes plans for a 1-and 3-hour trip. You can access the plans at the links below.
1 hour at the British Museum
3 hours at the British Museum
The British Museum also has a very useful application on the internet. If you want to examine the exhibited works in more detail, https://britishmuseum.withgoogle.com according to the chronological order and according to the geography of the objects in his address was shown very nicely. See also https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/u/0/collection/the-british-museum at the address, you can take a virtual stroll through the museum.
The nearest tube stations to the British Museum are Holborn and Tottenham Court Road.