10 best works of the British Museum in London

You all must have heard about the British Museum located in London city of Britain and its amazing collection. If you are going to visit London then the museums of London should be on top priority in your planned list of sightseeing places.

London’s museums are truly remarkable institutions where unique cultural heritage and artefacts from around the world are collected and displayed. These artefacts cover almost all regions and a wide historical time period. Although there may be some of these collections for which it is necessary to purchase a ticket, most of the museums are free to visit. Therefore, entry to most parts of these huge museums is accessible but they do require some funding. These grants are less than the quality of the museums.

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Historical importance of British Museum

Prominent among these museums in London is the British Museum, which is world famous for its huge store of grandly displayed works of unique historical importance. I was in London some time ago. I was desperately waiting for the opportunity to visit this museum. As soon as I got that opportunity, I reached there without wasting a moment. The building of the British Museum is very grand. There are so many items displayed here in large numbers and in different categories that you can happily spend several days visiting this museum. Still, I believe that many works will remain unseen. Although you will be speechless after seeing each and every collection of works here, yet some works are so special and unique from other things that your eyes will remain wide open. Here I am going to do a very difficult task for you. Out of those excellent, unique and unique works, I am selecting 10 best works and placing them before you so that you can definitely see them during your upcoming visit. Especially if you are short of time and have only one day’s time in London at most, you can still experience almost the same grandeur of this museum.

The 10 best works of the British Museum

1. The Rosetta Stone

To me, this is the most impressive item in the museum. It is possible that some philosophers may not agree with my choice. The fact that this rock has been mentioned in various movies, books and video games, the way this rock has been used to reveal the layers of various imaginary mysteries of ancient Egypt, this rock has attracted the attention of many movie lovers, book lovers, It has created a special place in the hearts of fans and video game lovers. Therefore, according to me, it should have the first place among the most visible works of the British Museum.

There are three versions of the inscription engraved on the Rosita Rock, two written in two different forms of the ancient Egyptian language and one in the ancient Greek language. The recorded version in ancient Greek eventually helped explorers decipher these hieroglyphs. Imagine, the revelation of this hieroglyph would have opened huge doors of the ancient world before the human society. It was a very exciting experience for me to see this evidence of the confluence of two very powerful cultures.

This rock presents us a glimpse of the lifestyle of ages ago. Wonderful!

2. The Mummies​

As soon as ancient Egypt is mentioned, one thought definitely comes to our mind, that is the preserved bodies of humans. They are also called mummies. On the upper floor of the British Museum you can see many types of these preserved bodies or mummies. Till now you might have seen such scenes only in movies. Observing them in this direct form is no less than a thrill. If I want to give you an idea about the different types of preserved bodies, then it is enough for me to tell you that you will also see many mummies of cats here.

This entire area is dedicated to the Egyptian concept of the afterlife. This is such a topic, such a concept which we never come across in our normal life. They keep roaming only in our imaginary lives. Presumably your situation will also be the same. That is why it is extremely thrilling to come here and see that imaginary life coming alive. You may have heard about them in your childhood, read them in school textbooks, but seeing them in front of you is a completely different experience. That is why it is the most popular part of the British Museum. Generally, due to low population in Europe, there is no gathering of people anywhere. Since there was not much crowd of visitors in this part of the museum, we were able to see them, experience them wholeheartedly and also enjoy the thrill. If you come to visit London, then definitely visit the museum, especially this part.

3. Parthenon statues and sculptures                                                        

Another example of grand ancient civilization and culture is Ancient Greece. This museum presents direct evidence of the grandeur of that civilization. Here you can see many excellent statues that were once part of the Parthenon. The Parthenon is an Athenian temple dedicated to the goddess Athena.

There are hundreds of statues, sculptures and murals here which present the lifestyle of the ancient Greeks exactly before us. These crafts are carved with such precision that you will be amazed at the dedication and dedication of the artisans. After seeing these, you will also understand why the ancient Greek civilization and culture is viewed with respect. It has been learned from sources that the contemporary Greek government wants to bring these artefacts back to Greece but the British Museum has rejected the demand of the Greek government.

4. British Museum’s Japanese Gallery

Japan is a very surprising country in many ways. It is the leading country in the world in many ways, such as technology. On the other hand, the society of this country also has deep love, affection and respect for its culture and traditions. The culture and traditions of Japan are also hundreds of years old. Now you must have understood how important this gallery is. It houses many objects and artefacts depicting the time period from Japan’s prehistoric period to modern times. If you have limited time, visiting this Japanese gallery will be a good use of your time.

The finest display in the British Museum’s Japanese gallery is the actual armor of a 17th-century samurai warrior. Isn’t it amazing? When a warrior would enter the battlefield wearing this, service to the country would be paramount in his mind. Looking at these, you can imagine how brilliant and influential the Samurai warriors used to be.

5. Clay statues of Bab-ed-Dra

These 5000-year-old artefacts were created in a place called Bab-ed-Dra, located near the Dead Sea. These crafts are certainly not special visual artefacts. That’s why seeing them aroused curiosity in me. This is so simple that I felt, I can make such statues from clay right now. Their presence in the British Museum indicates the vastness of this museum’s collection. I could not find out whose statues these are and what is the story behind them.

6. Bronze head of Ife chief

You might have never heard this name. But I assure you that this craft will definitely leave an impression on your mind. Made of bronze metal, this head looks so alive that you will just keep looking at it. Looking at this it seems as if voices will now burst from his mouth. Ife was a kingdom in West Africa. This head would probably belong to the head of that state. This is about 600 years old craft. Apart from this head, many other crafts from Africa are also displayed here.

One does not get to read or hear much about ancient African countries. But looking at these, one gets the impression that Ife and many such societies were prosperous societies in Africa at that time. They were also rich in amazing culture and attractive art. For example, this sculpture of the head of a man from the Ife community is so finely carved that you cannot help but be amazed by the craftsmanship of its artist. You must see this amazing artwork.

7. Head of Amenhotep III

This head, which is approximately 4 tonnes heavy and 3 meters high, is also an attractive and grand craft. This head belongs to the Egyptian pharaoh Amenhotep III who ruled Egypt about 3500 years ago. The craftsmanship present on the sculpture of this head will also amaze you and will force you to stop there and keep looking at it. There is a sculpture of a huge arm placed near this head, which shows that these two could be parts of a huge statue.

How impressive must be the dominance of a warrior king with such personality that the artisans would have carved such a grand and huge statue in his honour. You will be surprised to imagine how huge this statue will actually be. At that time, what a huge task it must have been to create such a statue and install it at a specific place. You will realize this just by seeing it.

8. view of venice

This work may not be more popular than most of the works that find a place in this list of the British Museum’s amazing collection, but it is still very worth seeing. This map of Venice of 1500 AD is a detailed sketch of the city of Venice of that period. The smallest roads, streets and houses existing at that time have been clearly shown in it. If there is such a map, no one will ever lose his way. Such clarity, such precision and such excellence will hypnotize you so much that you will not be able to go beyond that.

Perhaps the museum officials knew that people would like to look at this map for hours and try to guess about the lifestyle of ancient times through it. That is why they have arranged for a seating area in front of it so that Darshan can conveniently observe it by sitting on it. You will also see many tourists from Italy here who have special interest in this map.

9. Lewis Pieces (chessman)

The chess pieces in the museum may not attract you at first sight, but if you look at them carefully, you will be amazed by the intricate carvings done on them. On top of that, the fact that they were built in the 12th century. Your perspective will change 180 degrees. I found these pieces very attractive and interesting.

These chess pieces are perhaps among the most popular pieces in the world. He is also shown in a Harry Potter movie. Chamber of Secrets! You may remember that particular chess game played in this movie. These pieces had participated in that sports competition. Now you will see them, right?

10. British Museum

You must be surprised after reading this name! We are visiting the British Museum itself, then how did the British Museum become an artefact? Yes, the structure of the British Museum itself is a very grand example of architecture. Its facade is built in the style of ancient Greece . Its vastness makes this style extremely impressive.

Over time, new parts were added to this structure. Therefore, if we look carefully at this building, a wonderful confluence of different architectural styles is visible in it. Don’t miss the public meeting of Queen Elizabeth II here. This is a huge courtyard which is situated in the middle of the museum. There is a roof on it. It is the largest public courtyard in Europe which is covered with a roof. This glass roof is very beautiful. If you get tired while visiting the museum, you can stop here to rest for a few moments. If you believe me, spending some time here would prove to be very worthwhile. This place gives a complete impression of the vastness and grandeur of this building. Enjoying this feeling, spend some moments peacefully here.

Some final words for the British Museum

You can spend a full day in this museum. Even then the desire to see it does not end. You can plan your museum visit program according to your interest and available time. Many facilities are available here for your convenience. Various types of canteens and restaurants are available at different places where you can sit for a few moments and relieve your intermediate fatigue.

Curiosity

I was extremely happy to see many school students here. They were hopping here and there in the museum. Students from different schools are brought here regularly and they are directly introduced to different cultures through the collections here. The students were enjoying this museum a lot. His pure curiosity towards various artefacts was clearly visible. This is a great tool for acquiring school knowledge. Apart from this, he was also behaving very politely. So don’t worry that your trip will become boring because of them.

If you want to do something amazing and exciting in London then keep visiting this museum first on your list. You will not be disappointed with this decision.

Anka is the founder and editor-in-chief of One Day Itinerary . He has dedicated this travel edition to those tourists who want to make the most of their time in a new city. Even if they only have a day! Anka has visited almost all the tourist places in the world. Therefore, who would be better than him to get necessary information about any tourist destination? Through his travel publications, he has solved almost all the questions and curiosities of tourists regarding many tourist places.