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Great Russell Mansions
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The Reading Room
      
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The Great Court
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The Great Court
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Discobolus
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Ceramics from Sparta
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White Ground Ceramics
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Pericles
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Red-figure Ceramics
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Bronze Head of a God
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Red-figure Ceramics
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From the Nereid Monument
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Nereid Monument
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Nereid Monument
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Nereid Monument
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From the Nereid Monument
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Elgin Marbles
      
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Elgin Marbles
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Elgin Marbles
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Elgin Marbles
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Elgin Marbles
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Elgin Marbles
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Elgin Marbles
      
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Elgin Marbles
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Elgin Marbles
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Elgin Marbles
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Elgin Marbles
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Elgin Marbles
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Aphrodite in the Bath
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Apollo
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Khorsabad Gateway
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From the Palace of Sargon
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Amenhotep III
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Red Grante King's Head
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Rosetta Stone
      
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Tomb Slab of Neferseshempepy
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Axeheads
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Germanic Glass
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Ship's Figurehead
      
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Helmet from Sutton Hoo
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Clock by Isaac Habrecht
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Savernake Horn
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Castel Gondalfo Sculpture
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Youth on Horseback
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The British Museum is a museum in London dedicated to human history and culture.  Its permanent collection, numbering some eight million works, is among the largest and most comprehensive in existence and originates from all continents, illustrating and documenting the story of human culture from its beginnings to the present.  The British Museum was established in 1753.  The museum first opened to the public on 15 January 1759 in Montagu House in Bloomsbury, on the site of the current museum building.  Its expansion over the following two and a half centuries was largely a result of an expanding British colonial footprint and has resulted in the creation of several branch institutions, the first being the British Museum (Natural History) in South Kensington in 1887.  Some objects in the collection, most notably the Elgin Marbles from the Parthenon, are the objects of intense controversy and of calls for restitution to their countries of origin.

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