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Curiosities of British archaeology

Curiosities of British archaeology

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Published by Butterworths in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementcompiled by Ronald Jessup.
ContributionsJessup, Ronald Frederick, 1906-
The Physical Object
Pagination215p. ;
Number of Pages215
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19255189M

  The British Museum also seemed a bit, like most huge museums, to be a Cabinet of Curiosities gone wild. There is a hodge-podge of anything and everything there. Some of it was thrilling to see, and some of it seemed to be a testament to colonial conquests.   The British Museum was founded on 7 June by an Act of Parliament, becoming the first national public museum in the world. It was established as a result of accepting the bequest of the physician and naturalist, Sir Hans Sloane, who left the entire contents of his collection to George II in return for a payment of £20, to the beneficiaries of his will.


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