British Museum (@britishmuseum)

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Amenhotep III likely became pharaoh when he was just a child. His reign lasted nearly 40 years and is now known as a period of peaceful prosperity and great construction.

Thanks to @katharinavl for capturing this 3,300-year-old statue of Amenhotep III in our Egyptian Sculpture Gallery. Have you taken any photos in the Museum? Share them with us by tagging the location – we love seeing them! 📍🏛📸 #regram #repost #photography #Egypt #statue #AncientEgypt #BritishMuseum #London #📸 #UK
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Amenhotep III likely became pharaoh when he was just a child. His reign lasted nearly 40 years and is now known as a period of peaceful prosperity and great construction.

Thanks to @katharinavl for capturing this 3,300-year-old statue of Amenhotep III in our Egyptian Sculpture Gallery. Have you taken any photos in the Museum? Share them with us by tagging the location – we love seeing them! 📍🏛📸 #regram #repost #photography #Egypt #statue #AncientEgypt #BritishMuseum #London #📸 #UK
Here’s a brilliant photo by @cris_shots showing two objects made in Cyprus over 2,000 years ago.

These small sculptures depict mythical hero Herakles on the left, and a female worshipper on the right. Modestly sized statues like this may have been placed in tombs – this tiny pair are both about 20cm tall.

Share your photos of the Museum with us by tagging the location – we’ll regram our favourites! 📍🏛📸 #regram #repost #photography #Cyprus #statue #BritishMuseum #London #UK #📸
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Here’s a brilliant photo by @cris_shots showing two objects made in Cyprus over 2,000 years ago.

These small sculptures depict mythical hero Herakles on the left, and a female worshipper on the right. Modestly sized statues like this may have been placed in tombs – this tiny pair are both about 20cm tall.

Share your photos of the Museum with us by tagging the location – we’ll regram our favourites! 📍🏛📸 #regram #repost #photography #Cyprus #statue #BritishMuseum #London #UK #📸
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Hathor was an important goddess in ancient Egypt – she represented joy, feminine love and motherhood, among other things. She is often depicted as a woman with the head of a cow, or with cow’s horns 🐮

Here’s a great photo by @fotosdaary of a statue of Hathor in our Egyptian Sculpture Gallery.

We love seeing your photos – share them with us by tagging the location and we’ll repost our favourites! 📍🏛📸 #regram #repost #photography #BritishMuseum #Egypt #Hathor #goddess #statue #AncientEgypt #London #UK #📸
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Hathor was an important goddess in ancient Egypt – she represented joy, feminine love and motherhood, among other things. She is often depicted as a woman with the head of a cow, or with cow’s horns 🐮

Here’s a great photo by @fotosdaary of a statue of Hathor in our Egyptian Sculpture Gallery.

We love seeing your photos – share them with us by tagging the location and we’ll repost our favourites! 📍🏛📸 #regram #repost #photography #BritishMuseum #Egypt #Hathor #goddess #statue #AncientEgypt #London #UK #📸
Happy #ChineseNewYear! 新年大吉
2019 is the Year of the Pig🐷

This plump pig was made in Cyprus nearly 2,000 years ago – it’s a terracotta rattle that might have been used as a child’s toy.

In Chinese culture, each year is named after one of twelve animals of the zodiac. People are believed to have the special qualities of their birth year’s animal – those born in a Year of the Pig are thought to be modest and honest, with lots of friends. What’s your zodiac animal?

#YearofthePig #Pig #Zodiac #NewYear #LunarNewYear #China #Cyprus #2019 #Animals #BritishMuseum #🐷
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Happy #ChineseNewYear! 新年大吉
2019 is the Year of the Pig🐷

This plump pig was made in Cyprus nearly 2,000 years ago – it’s a terracotta rattle that might have been used as a child’s toy.

In Chinese culture, each year is named after one of twelve animals of the zodiac. People are believed to have the special qualities of their birth year’s animal – those born in a Year of the Pig are thought to be modest and honest, with lots of friends. What’s your zodiac animal?

#YearofthePig #Pig #Zodiac #NewYear #LunarNewYear #China #Cyprus #2019 #Animals #BritishMuseum #🐷
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‘Assyromania’ swept the UK in the mid-19th century, with artists and designers creating works inspired by ancient Assyrian objects.

Winged bulls, lion hunts and sacred imagery all adorned fine jewellery in the Victorian period – this dazzling selection was made in the UK in the 1870s.

Follow ancient Assyria’s rise, fall and revival in our five-star #Ashurbanipal exhibition. Ends soon – book tickets via the link in our bio. 
#BritishMuseum #Assyria #exhibition #history #jewellery #AssyrianRevival #VictorianJewellery #gold
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‘Assyromania’ swept the UK in the mid-19th century, with artists and designers creating works inspired by ancient Assyrian objects.

Winged bulls, lion hunts and sacred imagery all adorned fine jewellery in the Victorian period – this dazzling selection was made in the UK in the 1870s.

Follow ancient Assyria’s rise, fall and revival in our five-star #Ashurbanipal exhibition. Ends soon – book tickets via the link in our bio.
#BritishMuseum #Assyria #exhibition #history #jewellery #AssyrianRevival #VictorianJewellery #gold
In ancient Assyria, lion hunting was a kingly sport. Overcoming the wild ferocity of a lion asserted a king’s ability to keep his people safe from the forces of chaos in the world.

#Ashurbanipal recorded his lion-hunting exploits in a series of reliefs that once decorated his palace at Nineveh (in modern-day Iraq). The reliefs are remarkable pieces of sculpture, representing the king’s lion hunts in incredible – and sometimes gory – detail.

See these amazing objects and experience ancient Assyria like never before in our major #Ashurbanipal exhibition – book tickets via the link in our bio.

#BritishMuseum #Assyria #history #AncientHistory #sculpture #lion #king
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In ancient Assyria, lion hunting was a kingly sport. Overcoming the wild ferocity of a lion asserted a king’s ability to keep his people safe from the forces of chaos in the world.

#Ashurbanipal recorded his lion-hunting exploits in a series of reliefs that once decorated his palace at Nineveh (in modern-day Iraq). The reliefs are remarkable pieces of sculpture, representing the king’s lion hunts in incredible – and sometimes gory – detail.

See these amazing objects and experience ancient Assyria like never before in our major #Ashurbanipal exhibition – book tickets via the link in our bio.

#BritishMuseum #Assyria #history #AncientHistory #sculpture #lion #king
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This week we’re celebrating our 260th birthday! 🎉🏛🎂 Here’s a brilliant shot of the Museum by @lavidadeedupe. Did you know the Museum is the oldest national public museum in the world, and has always been free to visit for ‘all studious and curious persons’. There are more fantastic facts and figures from the last two and half centuries in our blog post – link in bio. Tag our location to be featured! #regram #repost #BritishMuseum #London #birthday #anniversary
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This week we’re celebrating our 260th birthday! 🎉🏛🎂 Here’s a brilliant shot of the Museum by @lavidadeedupe. Did you know the Museum is the oldest national public museum in the world, and has always been free to visit for ‘all studious and curious persons’. There are more fantastic facts and figures from the last two and half centuries in our blog post – link in bio. Tag our location to be featured! #regram #repost #BritishMuseum #London #birthday #anniversary
It’s our 260th birthday! 🎂🎉🏛 The Museum first opened its doors #onthisday in 1759, free to all ‘curious and studious persons’. We’ve welcomed 350,404,179 visitors over the last two and a half centuries – that’s more than the population of the USA!

From cats to conservation, we’ve compiled the biggest and best numbers from the last 260 years in our blog post – link in bio! 
#BritishMuseum #birthday #anniversary #museum #London #UK #history #🎉 #🏛 #🎂
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It’s our 260th birthday! 🎂🎉🏛 The Museum first opened its doors #onthisday in 1759, free to all ‘curious and studious persons’. We’ve welcomed 350,404,179 visitors over the last two and a half centuries – that’s more than the population of the USA!

From cats to conservation, we’ve compiled the biggest and best numbers from the last 260 years in our blog post – link in bio!
#BritishMuseum #birthday #anniversary #museum #London #UK #history #🎉 #🏛 #🎂

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