Masterpieces of the British Museum

And Museum of Science (Thanks to Stefan Druc for photographic assistance)

Notes of this trip

Picture of Assurbanipal

Boat of Queen Mutamnia (1400 BC)



Khepri (sun god)

Assyrian soldiers (Nineveh palace, 700 BC)

Assyrian soldiers in a boat

Nimrod palace bull (865 BC)

Acropolis (reconstruction)

Acropolis (reconstruction)

Acropolis (reconstruction)

Roman empire: Mask of Phobos/ Fear (Halikarnassus, 4th AD)

Roman empire: Mosaic from Carthage (Carthage, 4th AD)

Royal game of Ur (2600 BC)

Clay tablets: foundation document (Assyria, 1900 BC, restoration of a temple and town-hall expansion)

Clay tablets: Babylonia cylinder 1823 BC (dedication of a temple)

Clay tablets: Flood tablet, epic of Atrahasis (Babylonia, 1635 BC)

Reconstruction of Ur's ziggurat

Greek coins: Lydia's electrum coins 575 BC, silver coins 500 BC, Achemaenid coins 500 BC

Chinese coin: spade coin 600 BC

Greek drachma

Sicilian coins (Syracuse, 400 BC)

Tv Set Model 817 (1938) - Museum of Science

Babbage's "Difference Engine" (1859) manufactured by Edvard Scheutz

Pascal's "Calculating Machine" (1642)

Burroughs' calculator (1897)

Ashubarnipal from Nimrud's North-west palace


Parthenon frieze

Parthenon frieze

Parthenon frieze

Parthenon metopes

Nereid Monument (Lykian, 390 BC), first example of a temple tomb (before Halikarnassos)

Nereid Monument

Nereid Monument

Nereid Monument

Sumerian temple at Khafaje

Game of Ur

Standard of Ur

Standard of Ur

Standard of Ur

Standard of Ur

Standard of Ur

Laws of Hammurabi

The Franks casket of carved whalebone (made by Viking craftsmen during the first half of the 8th century AD Northumbria, England), with scenes from Roman, Jewish, Christian and Germanic tradition, with accompanying text in runic and Roman script in both English and Latin languages.

The Franks casket. The front has two scenes: the Germanic legend of Weland the Smith (left) and the Adoration of the Magi (right).

The Franks casket. The left side shows the Rome's founders Romulus and Remus. The inscription at the bottom says "AFCEDDAE HIAE WYLIF IN ROMAE KAESTRI"

The Franks casket. The back shows the capture of Jerusalem in AD 70 by the Romans.

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