The British Museum: Looking Straight at History
January 15, 2009 | Permalink
Here is an interesting "fact of the day":
250 years ago today the British Museum in London was opened to the public. Established by an act of Parliament in 1753, the British Museum -- which counts among its world-renowned antiquities and archaeological holdings the Elgin Marbles and the Rosetta Stone (And even a crystal skull!) -- was finally opened this day in 1759.
In June of last year I had the privilege to visit the British Museum while traveling in the U.K. I think that the British Museum is definitely in the top 3 or 4 places that we visited while over there. The libraries, collections of artifacts, mass information, and amazing architecture will always come to mind whenever I enter a museum.