The day we left London for a late flight we spent most of it at the British Museum. It was within walking distance of our hotel and is always a pleasure to visit, even if it was packed with people this being Sunday and the fact that entrance is free. They have the best Egyptian exhibit, hands down, that I’ve ever seen.
The lobby is stunning.
Some of the architectural Greek ruins taken from Greece. I bet they’d like them back.
This is how the museum started with the Age of Enlightenment based on the collections of Sir Hans Sloane. It opened to the public is 1759. We found it very interesting full of sea shells, fossils, etc. The room was beautiful too.
The Egyptian section was loaded with mummies and sarcophagi, some very expensively decorated.
I don’t know why this guy was green. I tried to find out on Google with no success.
A calf mummy! They had cats too.
From the wall of a tomb. I love seeing details that show life back then, the cat, birds, butterfly and plant life. No dogs though.