Monday, February 05, 2007

British Museum

Today the weather isn’t as nice as yesterday: the sky is mostly cloudy, the temperature is lower and a few drops of rain have fallen. But that isn’t a problem when you have the British Museum at a 10-minutes-walk from your hotel! Founded in 1753 from the collection of Sir Hans Sloane, the British Museum holds what is probably the greatest collection of antiquities in the world, including the Rosetta stone and a big part of the Parthenon Sculptures. The BM has 4km of galleries displaying objects representing almost every aspect of the world’s cultural history and the admission is… yes, you’ve guessed it, free! In honour to Sri Lanka’s Independence Day, the picture shows a bronze figure of the goddess Tara. Now, I need some rest!!!


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