Treasures of the British Museum
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By (author) Marjorie L. Caygill
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Treasures of the British Museum by Marjorie L. Caygill
Book DescriptionThe British Museum is the most magnificent treasure-house in the world. The wealth and range of its collections is unequalled by any other national museum. The Rosetta Stone, the Parthenon sculptures, Egyptian mummies, drawings by Botticelli and Michelangelo, Assyrian reliefs, the Lewis Chessmen and the Sutton Hoo treasure are all to be found here. "Treasures of the British Museum" reveals and delights the reader with the intriguing stories behind these treasures and many more. This timely new edition brings the story up to date, with chapters on important acquisitions made by the Museum in the last fifteen years, including the Warren Cup and the Queen of the Night. A beautiful redesign incorporating full colour photography throughout gives this classic volume a fresh new look.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780714150628
(276mm x 219mm x 23mm)
Imprint: British Museum Press
Publisher: British Museum Press
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Marjorie L. Caygill
Story of the British Museum, Paperback (December 2002)
This text tells the story of the British Museum from its foundation by Act of Parliament in 1753 to the present day. Caygill has drawn on contemporary newspapers, journals, diaries and the Museum's own archives to bring its personalities to life.
British Museum A-Z Companion, Hardback (July 2001)» View all books by Marjorie L. Caygill
This companion includes more than three hundred entries, with each chosen object or theme fully described and illustrated in colour; most entries also include suggestions for further reading on the subject. It is also comprehensively indexed and cross-referenced.
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Author Biography - Marjorie L. Caygill
Marjorie Caygill has published numerous books and articles about the history of the British Museum and the collections. These include The Story of the British Museum, The British Museum Reading Room and The British Museum: 250 Years.
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