Update: A post from 2009 to remove Macromedia based gallery.
I spent a Sunday afternoon at the British Museum during my recent UK trip. It turned out to be a great choice. The collection is very impressive. A lot of Asian, Egyptian, Middle East and European artifacts. I was keen on seeing the Rosetta Stone. While I was looking for it, I came across a very interesting display. I was surprised and very excited seeing the mummy of Cleopatra.
I definitely appreciated the curators’ efforts to spread the artifacts out and in a chronological order. This is a better way to arrange a museum. Especially when compared to The MET. Don’t get me wrong. The MET is wonderful. But as a tourist, with only an afternoon available, you come away from the British Museum with a feeling that you actually covered the whole thing. The MET just overwhelms you.
Anyway here are the pictures: