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martes, 26 de julio de 2011

THE BRITISH MUSEUM IN LONDON


One of  the most interesting place to see in London is the British Museum. The British Museum displays a wealth of British masterpieces which include some of the famous antiquities and documents that are related to British history. The four most common masterpieces that attract the world are the Rosetta Stone, Elgin Marbles and the Great Court.



The Rosetta Stone is more than 2,200 years old and stands one meter high. It was discovered in the year 1799 which led the Hieroglyphics Decoder. The same message was written on the Rosetta Stone in three different languages.
The second most important tourist attraction is Elgin Marbles. All the ancient sculptures in Elgin Marbles were Greek. However, in the 19th century, Lord Elgin brought them to England. The critics say that since these sculptures were originally Greek, it should be returned to Greece.


Another great attraction is the Great Court. This is a sizable court of Queen Elizabeth II and is a sight worth visiting. The court also has a reading room, which is in the middle of the courtyard. It looks more like an old fashion library that has high ceilings ad long tables. The court is now open for public viewing. All these interesting historic facts make the British Museum worth a visit.

Official British Museum Website: THE BRITISH MUSEUM

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