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British Museum

Sutton Hoo Treasure

Sutton Hoo Helmet
British Museum - Sutton Hoo Helmet 2

The replica helmet and mask are part of the Sutton Hoo Treasure (Wiki) with more at Sutton Hoo Site.  The original find is further down together with more artifacts from antiquity.

British Museum - Sutton Hoo Mask 1

 

British Museum - Sutton Hoo Original Helmet

 

 

British Museum - Inside and Outside

The Museum

The British Museum (for details, admission and location) is probably the largest in the UK and contains artifacts from all over the world, from antiquity to more recent times.  Whilst there is some controversy about ownership of some items (e.g. the Elgin Marbles), the museum has preserved what otherwise might have been lost and is free to all visitors.   There is a an extensive cloakroom and non-commercial photography is allowed.

Of similar interest is the Victoria and Albert Museum, which is dedicated to design from across the world.  More from the British Museum:-

British Museum - Statue 1

Cosy

British Museum - Heads

Nefer Teapot                                                 Nefer did

British Museum - Lion Fresco

Rar

British Museum - Lion Statue

Raaaar

British Museum - Cow

Moo see um

British Museum - Shield

 

What time do you call this then. ……………………………………………………………….Oh mum, it’s only XXII o’clock

British Museum - Torc

 

British Museum - Ornament

 

British Museum - Vases

 

British Museum - Gpld Lanula

 

British Museum - Goblet

 

British Museum - Flask

 

British Museum - Decorative Shield

 

British Museum - Body Ornament

 

British Museum - Wall Ornament

13 responses

  1. Jackie Saulmon Ramirez

    Your pictures are stunning! 😀

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    March 22, 2015 at 16:58

  2. Oh the pics are delicious! The first one should be framed in your house. Such a fascinating place too~

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    March 22, 2015 at 18:03

  3. So much history in one place. Beautiful photos 🙂

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    March 22, 2015 at 21:02

  4. Gorgeous. Thanks so much! 😉

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    March 22, 2015 at 22:22

  5. How wonderful to see all of the artifacts here!

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    March 23, 2015 at 23:14

  6. Stunning photos! I was there years ago and would love to go back.

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    April 16, 2015 at 02:20

  7. I used to think pieces such as the Elgin marbles should be repatriated. The cultural vandalism in Afghanistan during the Taliban years and now in Iraq and Syria give strong incentive to continue to preserve cultural heritage pieces in stable countries such as England.

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    June 14, 2015 at 19:09

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