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British Museum

The British Museum is the world's first national public museum and was founded in 1753. It originated with physician, naturalist, and collector Sir Hans Sloane. Over his lifetime he collected more than 71.000 objects. He entrusted his entire collection to King George the II after his death and soon the British Museum was established. Since then the collection has been expanded over the years. Explore ancient Egypt and see mummies or take a look at the tomb-chapel of Nebamun. View the extensive collection of artefacts from ancient Greece and Rome. Admire Asian..

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WC1B3DG England



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