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Ancient Demons with Irving Finkel I Curator's Corner season 3 episode 7
 
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Irving Finkel talks Mesopotamian demons, ghosts and sprites and how to deal with them. To find out more visit the British Museum blog: https://goo.gl/UYWbZ5
Views: 74540 The British Museum
Deciphering the world's oldest rule book | Irving Finkel | Curator's Corner pilot
 
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Irving Finkel has possibly the coolest job in the world – he’s curator of cuneiform at the British Museum! Since 1979 he’s been trawling the Museum’s 130,000 clay tablets for clues about life in ancient Mesopotamia. In this film, he tells us about a particular tablet he found that contains the rules of a board game – a board game that he’s been obsessed with since childhood! We’re getting ready to make our first YouTube series and we need your help! We’ve made pilot episodes for four series that we want you to watch. Tell us which one you like by giving the video (or videos) a ‘Like’. The video with the most likes by 23 Dec 2015 will have a series made from January 2016. This series is Curators' Corner. The other series are: Behind the scenes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QHvd8XcRwQ 5 things you didn’t know about… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehH6YXweUKo Love objects https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYf52VFcrYM
Views: 129724 The British Museum
How to make 2,000-year-old-bread
 
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In AD 79, a baker put his loaf of bread into the oven. Nearly 2,000 years later it was found during excavations in Herculaneum. The British Museum asked Giorgio Locatelli to recreate the recipe as part of his culinary investigations for the cinema production 'Pompeii Live from the British Museum'. In response to the many interesting, thoughtful and sometimes amusing comments we've received for this video, we've asked Paul Roberts, the curator of our Pompeii exhibition 'Life and Death in Herculaneum', to give us the academic background: It was one of the Romans’ great boasts at table that they could serve white flour bread at fine banquets (at normal tables they might well have eaten poorer grades of wheat or other grains, such as spelt or barley, and even beans, lentils or chestnuts.) You will see that Giorgio scores the loaf: I’ve examined lots of the loaves and I am convinced that they are scored. It's important to remember that the loaves survived because they were carbonised. They have, in effect, shrunk somewhat from their original form, because of the loss of liquid on exposure to the sudden blast of heat form Vesuvius – conservatively estimated at 400 degrees centigrade. All other foodstuffs – figs, beans, grain etc are noticeably smaller than they ought to be – and there is no reason the same shouldn’t be true of bread. This could explain why the scoring and the stamp seem implausibly clear – in effect they may have contracted to a smaller (and in the case of the stamp, more legible) form. This carbonisation must, I think, be taken into account and means the loaves when complete and fresh from the oven may have looked very different from how we see them now – not just in colour. Get the full recipe and find out more: http://www.britishmuseum.org/pompeiilive
Views: 2315130 The British Museum
The Babylonian mind
 
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Many of the concepts you live by today have Babylonian ancestry. Hours being split into 60 minutes, minutes being split into 60 seconds – that’s Babylonian. Zodiac signs and predicting the future – also Babylonian. Take a wander through some of the British Museum’s Babylonian collection with curator Irving Finkel and discover how much of what you’ve done today could have just as easily been done thousands of years ago. Originally made for Babylon: Myth and Reality.
Views: 71230 The British Museum
How to perform necromancy with Irving Finkel
 
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Ever wanted to know how to summon an ancient Mesopotamian ghost? Curator Irving Finkel can show you how by revealing his favourite magic ritual from over 2,700 years ago. You can find this cuneiform tablet featuring necromancy on the Museum’s collection online: http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_online/collection_object_details.aspx?objectId=310760&partId=1 "Ghost Story" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ "1980s Horror Music 1" by Chad Walrus
Views: 31915 The British Museum
Tom Scott vs Irving Finkel: The Royal Game of Ur | PLAYTHROUGH | International Tabletop Day 2017
 
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YouTuber Tom Scott has flown drones through lightning, he’s taken on the first human-powered theme park, he’s even visited Penistone. But he’s never taken on a British Museum curator in the world’s oldest playable board game… UNTIL NOW! For International Tabletop Day 2017, Tom Scott was challenged by British Museum Curator Irving Finkel to a round of the oldest playable board game in the world – The Royal Game of Ur – a game whose rules were rediscovered and deciphered by Irving himself. Interested in other mysterious cuneiform tablets deciphered by Irving? Check out his book 'The Ark before Noah' to find out how he discovered the oldest account of the Ark myth: https://goo.gl/2KGjx0 How Irving deciphered the rules to the Royal Game of Ur: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHjznvH54Cw
Views: 726011 The British Museum
The Tower of Babel with British Museum curator Irving Finkel
 
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See various depictions of the Tower of Babel through the ages. With British Museum curator Irving Finkel http://www.britishmuseum.org/about_this_site/audio_and_video/exhibitions_-_archive/babylon_-_video_archive/towers_of_babel_video.aspx
Views: 54468 The British Museum
Irving Finkel and the Chamber of Lewis Chessmen I Curator's Corner Season 2 Episode 9
 
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Curator Irving Finkel recounts a magical adventure with The Lewis Chessmen. Content warning: wizard's chess To find out more visit the Museum blog: http://goo.gl/y35378 Explore the Lewis Chessmen range in our online shop, including an exquisite replica set: http://ow.ly/wbE530fpsp3
Views: 59640 The British Museum
Was the ark round? The new Babylonian text that reshaped Noah’s Ark
 
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It all started with a fairly normal event for a museum: a member of the public bringing in an old family heirloom. However the heirloom – a cuneiform tablet from around 1750 BC – proved to be one in a million. Dr Irving Finkel, Deputy Keeper of Middle East at the British Museum, proceeded to decipher this tablet. In doing so, he discovered the earliest account of the ancient Babylonian ‘Story of the Flood’ – an account closely related to the biblical account of Noah. The sixty-line passage not only provided the materials and measurements required to build the ark, it also suggested that the vessel was round. This film is a small part of the journey Irving Finkel took from deciphering the text to building a replica ark with a team of archaeological boat builders. For the full story see: Irving Finkel's 'The Ark Before Noah: Decoding the Story of the Flood' available here: http://goo.gl/76IhhR http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Ark-Before-Noah-Decoding/dp/1444757059 Channel 4’s 'The Real Noah’s Ark' produced by Blink Films available here: http://goo.gl/aqd5zu
Views: 53880 The British Museum
Pearls, sapphires, diamonds & toadstones  I Curator's Corner Season 3 Episode 8
 
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Curator Naomi Speakman has already told us about bestiaries – medieval books of animals both real and mythical. Here, she takes us through another type of medieval compendiary – the lapidary, an encyclopaedia of jewels, their properties and their meanings in medieval society.
Views: 35642 The British Museum
Beyond the bounds of human limitation: Ron Mueck’s Mask II at the British Museum
 
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Walk through Ron Mueck’s sculpting process as his hyperrealistic, self-portrait Mask II is installed beside the Easter Island statue Hoa Hakananai'a at the British Museum. This installation brings to light the limitless nature of what can be achieved in sculpture through scale, materials and texture, and how these elements are common throughout history and humanity’s pursuit of breaking the bounds of human limitation. Originally made for Statuephilia: Contemporary sculptors at the British Museum. The exhibition included works by Damien Hirst, Antony Gormley, Ron Mueck, Marc Quinn and Noble and Webster.
Views: 93219 The British Museum
Noriko Tsuchiya explains the history of netsuke at the British Museum
 
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An interview with author and curator Noriko Tsuchiya, about her new book Netsuke: 100 miniature masterpieces from Japan, and her favourite netsuke from the British Museum's collection. British Museum Press July 2014 Paperback £14.99 978 0 7141 2481 0 http://www.britishmuseumshoponline.org/invt/cmc24810
Views: 14845 The British Museum
How to tie a traditional Sikh turban
 
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Watch a video with a demonstration of how to tie a traditional Sikh turban
Views: 486861 The British Museum
How to make a glass fish replica
 
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Glass blowing was invented around 50 BC and revolutionised the production of glass vessels. Watch Bill Gudenrath, a glass specialist at the Corning Museum of Glass in New York, make a copy of one of the fish-shaped vessels found at Begram, Afghanistan. This is the first time anyone has tried to replicate it. See the original glass fish on display in the exhibition Afghanistan: Crossroads of the Ancient World until 17 July 2011.
Views: 3874797 The British Museum
Mexican Day of the Dead
 
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In 2015 the British Museum celebrated the Days of the Dead in a four-day festival full of colour, music, storytelling and art. This beautiful documentary introduces the history and evolution of the Mexican Day of the Dead, from its pagan beginnings to the multi-faceted ceremony it is today. Artist Betsabee Romero, curator Laura Osorio Sunnucks and paleobiologist Omar Regalado Fernandez talk about how every year the dead are remembered and summoned by the observances of the living who cook, eat drink, make music and decorate their graves - by 'the spirit of things, and the love of us'. The Days of the Dead festival was at the British Museum from 30th October to 2nd November 2015. Supported by BP In association with the Government of Mexico as part of 2015: Year of Mexico in the UK
Views: 167426 The British Museum
The Night Clock | Curator's Corner Season 2 Episode 6
 
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In 1675 (or thereabouts) telling the time in the middle of the night was no easy task. You couldn't simply flick a light switch and look at a clock. To get around this problem the British clockmaker Edward East came up with an ingenious device – the night clock. The night clock's illuminated dials meant that you could tell the time at any time – day or night. The only problem? You had to use an oil lamp to illuminate the numbers, and like most clocks, the night clock had a wooden case... Find out more about the night clock: https://goo.gl/bElZNh LINKS: Twitter: http://twitter.com/britishmuseum Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/britishmuseum Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/britishmuseum Blog: http://british.museumblog.org/ Soundcloud https://goo.gl/u5GTth The British Museum Podcast: Mobile device https://goo.gl/GWWofs iTunes https://goo.gl/oSWTUp
Views: 14217 The British Museum
Flavours of Babylon
 
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Museum chefs cook ancient Babylonian recipes to create some authentic Mesopotamian dishes. http://www.britishmuseum.org/about_this_site/audio_and_video/exhibitions_-_archive/babylon_-_video_archive.aspx
Views: 12140 The British Museum
Hadrian: An emperor's love
 
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Curator Thorsten Opper introduces Hadrian's young lover Antinous and the questions around his death http://www.britishmuseum.org/the_museum/museum_in_london/london_exhibition_archive/archive_hadrian.aspx
Views: 11914 The British Museum
Hadrian:The imperial palace
 
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Hadrian built himself a vast palace in the countryside, the villa Adriana in Tivoli about 30 kilometres east of Rome. It was a huge complex, designed to accommodate thousands of people. It was his administrative capital and represents his empire in miniature. British Museum Director Neil MacGregor visits.
Views: 23953 The British Museum
Book of the Dead: Ancient Egyptian papyrus in the exhibition at the British Museum
 
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Preparing pieces of papyrus ready for display in the exhibition Journey through the afterlife: ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead
Views: 29576 The British Museum
Scythians: the alternative lifestyle of antiquity
 
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Curator St John Simpson explains how the nomadic Scythians may not have lived in cities, but they still had the skill and desire to live the good life. The BP exhibition Scythians: warriors of ancient Siberia 14 September 2017 – 14 January 2018 #Scythians Book now:https://goo.gl/6iHgXw Supported by BP
Views: 13852 The British Museum
Afghanistan: The lasting legacy of Alexander the Great in Afghanistan
 
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Find out about the lasting legacy of Alexander the Great in Afghanistan today. The exhibition Afghanistan: Crossroads of the Ancient World is at the British Museum until 3 July 2011. Book tickets now: http://bit.ly/dXJ9CY
Views: 57991 The British Museum
How to use an astrolabe I Curator's Corner season 3 episode 1
 
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Curator William Greenwood talks us through the different parts of an astrolabe and how to use it. To find out more read William's blog about astrolabes here: https://goo.gl/JGd75z
Views: 21870 The British Museum
George the Poet – The Benin bronze
 
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George the Poet performs a spoken-word poem about an African work of art – a Benin bronze plaque – in the British Museum's Africa Gallery. George has taken up our Huge History Lesson challenge to investigate and get inspired by a museum object. George’s poem tells the story of the Benin bronzes, a series of plaques depicting the Benin court following Europe’s first contact with West Africa in the 15th century. See more on the plaques at http://www.teachinghistory100.org/objects/the_oba_of_benin Inspired by George? Think you and your class could tell your version of history in one of the world’s biggest museums? Then the Huge History Lesson is right up your street: http://www.tes.com/hugehistory The Huge History Lesson is a partnership between the British Museum and TES, supported by Arts Council England.
Views: 10807 The British Museum
A 4,000-year old tale of trade and contraband I Curator's Corner season 3 episode 9
 
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Curator Mathilde Touillon-Ricci shares her research into the letters of Old Assyrian traders and the sometimes surprising ways in which they get around paying taxes
Views: 28425 The British Museum
Italian Renaissance Drawings: exhibition at the British Museum
 
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Drawn from the two foremost collections in the field, this major exhibition features 100 exquisite drawings by Italian Renaissance artists including Raphael, Leonardo, Michelangelo and Verrocchio.
Views: 13664 The British Museum
Playful in prayer? A miniature tabernacle
 
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This miniature tabernacle – a portable shrine – is a boxwood microcarving which is as much a virtuoso plaything as an aid to devotion. Made in the northern Netherlands around 1510, this extraordinary object comes apart in three main sections, unfolding like a flower to reveal tiny carved scenes telling the life of Jesus Christ. Dora Thornton, Curator of the Waddesdon Bequest at the British Museum, explores this miniature tabernacle, revealing the intricacies and mechanisms of this incredible piece of carved boxwood. The Waddesdon Bequest is a collection of medieval and Renaissance treasures bequeathed to the British Museum by Baron Ferdinand Rothschild in 1898. It was redisplayed in a new gallery in June 2015: http://ow.ly/O3Nlu
Views: 12503 The British Museum
How to catch a unicorn | Curator's Corner Season 2 Episode 7
 
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Curator Naomi Speakman explores the fantastical world of medieval bestiaries and the mythical creatures found within. To find out more read Naomi's blog on fantastic medieval beasts: https://goo.gl/7EDEzD
Views: 20511 The British Museum
Curators choose their favourite object: the Gundestrup cauldron
 
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In Curator Julia Farley’s own words, ‘admitting you have a favourite object is kind of like admitting you have a favourite child’. Nevertheless, she tells us why she loves the Gundestrup cauldron and why it’s so exciting to have this remarkable object from Denmark on display in the UK for the first time. You can find out more about the Gundestrup cauldron in Julia’s blog post http://blog.britishmuseum.org/2015/10/13/who-were-the-celts/ What would your favourite Celtic object be? Book now for the exhibition: http://www.britishmuseum.org/celts Celts: art and identity 24 September 2015 – 31 January 2016 Organised with National Museums Scotland Supported by: In memory of Melvin R Seiden Sheila M Streek Stephen and Julie Fitzgerald
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The oldest portrait in the British Museum (probably) | Curator's Corner Season 2 Episode 1
 
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Over many years, Curator Alexandra Fletcher has formed a particularly strong bond with one of the… older people in the British Museum. In fact, she was one of the first to see his face in over 9,500 years. The Jericho Skull is arguably the oldest portrait in the British Museum – a human skull from the ancient city of Jericho which had plaster applied to it to form a type of early facial reconstruction. The Jericho Skull is fascinating to look at, but since being discovered in 1953, archaeologists weren’t able to find out much more about this man – until now. Using CT scanning, 3D printing and facial reconstruction, Alexandra and her team have finally been able to reveal the man behind the plaster. Find out more in Room 3 until 19 February 2017: The Asahi Shimbun Displays Creating an ancestor: the Jericho Skull 15 December 2016 – 19 February 2017 https://goo.gl/1p2L7M Listen to the British Museum podcast episode on the Jericho Skull’s discovery on: Mobile device https://goo.gl/GWWofs Soundcloud https://goo.gl/u5GTth iTunes https://goo.gl/oSWTUp LINKS: Twitter: http://twitter.com/britishmuseum Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/britishmuseum Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/britishmuseum Blog: http://british.museumblog.org/
Views: 23248 The British Museum
Moctezuma: Aztec Ruler, an exhibition at the British Museum
 
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An introduction to the last Aztec ruler, Moctezuma II. Promoting an exhibition at the British Museum, exploring Aztec (Mexica) civilisation through the divine, military and political role of the last elected ruler, Moctezuma II (reigned AD 1502--1520).
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Curating Celts: what's in a name?
 
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You thought Celts were bright blue, marauding warriors who lived in mud huts? Not quite. Curator Julia Farley tackles the idea of what it means to be ‘Celtic’ in the British Museum exhibition: Celts: art and identity 24 September 2015 – 31 January 2016 Find out more and book tickets: http://www.britishmuseum.org/celts Organised with National Museums Scotland Supported by: In memory of Melvin R Seiden Sheila M Streek Stephen and Julie Fitzgerald Fund for the Future donors Processional Cross, Tully Lough Co. Roscommon © The National Museum of Ireland.
Views: 23013 The British Museum
Choose the British Museum’s first YouTube series!
 
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We’re getting ready to make our first YouTube series and we need your help! We’ve made pilot episodes for four series that we want you to watch. Tell us which one you like by giving the video (or videos) a ‘Like’. The video with the most likes by 23 December 2015 will have a series made from January 2016. The series are: Curators’ Corner https://goo.gl/THTlG7 Behind the scenes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QHvd8XcRwQ 5 things you didn’t know about… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehH6YXweUKo Love objects https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYf52VFcrYM
Views: 28229 The British Museum
Celebrating Day of the Dead
 
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Alma Martinez explains the meaning of Day of the Dead to Mexicans and Gaby Gower shows how she decorates her altar. http://www.britishmuseum.org/whats_on/events_calendar/november/day_of_the_dead/videos_about_day_of_the_dead.aspx
Views: 10119 The British Museum
Conserving Dürer's Triumphal Arch
 
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Follow the latest stages of the complex conservation process of Albrecht Dürer's Triumphal Arch – one of the largest prints ever produced. Curator Giulia Bartrum and Paper Conservator Caroline Barry talk through some of the steps involved in tackling this unusually large conservation challenge.
Views: 30909 The British Museum
How to make a Celtic torc| Curator’s Corner Season 1 Episode 7
 
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Being Curator of the European Iron Age at the British Museum is a tough job, especially when you’re honing your blacksmithing skills. Julia Farley explains the processes behind making a Celtic torc (or big metal neck ring), and reveals how one of the most beautiful aspects of these objects might not be what you expect… Curator’s Corner is the British Museum’s first YouTube series, and was selected from a number of potential series proposed by the Museum in December 2015: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=luXVd New episodes of Curator's Corner come out every month.
Views: 65594 The British Museum
A new beginning for the Middle East: The Cyrus Cylinder and Ancient Persia
 
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The Cyrus Cylinder is one of the most famous objects to have survived from the ancient world. It was inscribed in Babylonian cuneiform on the orders of Persian King Cyrus the Great (559-530 BC) after he captured Babylon in 539 BC. The cylinder is often referred to as the first bill of human rights as it appears to encourage freedom of worship throughout the Persian Empire and to allow deported people to return to their homelands. It was found in Babylon in modern Iraq in 1879 during a British Museum excavation.
Views: 48836 The British Museum
Living with gods: the tale of Raven
 
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Discover the story of Raven, who has always been, as he brings light to the world. Living with gods: peoples, places and worlds beyond 2 November 2017 – 8 April 2018 To find out more and book tickets, visit: https://goo.gl/LFbJD3 Supported by the Genesis Foundation. With grateful thanks to John Studzinski CBE. The exhibition accompanies a series on BBC Radio 4 with Neil MacGregor.
Views: 8741 The British Museum
Scythians: scientific analysis of the Oxus treasure
 
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British Museum Scientist Aude Mongiatti shares some of her research on the Oxus treasure, a selection of beautiful gold and silver objects from the 5th and 4th centuries BC. Some of the objects from the Oxus treasure are on display in the current exhibition on the Scythians. The analysis of manufacturing techniques has informed the interpretation in the exhibition. The BP exhibition Scythians: warriors of ancient Siberia 14 September 2017 – 14 January 2018 #Scythians To find out more and book tickets, visit https://goo.gl/MMFY4G Supported by BP The Department of Scientific Research wishes to acknowledge the generosity of the British Museum Friends and donors for the purchase of the scanning electron microscope shown in this video.
Views: 11025 The British Museum
Alfred Maudslay's legacy I Curator's Corner season 3 episode 10
 
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Curator Jago Cooper shares the story of innovative archaeologist Alfred Maudslay and explains how explorations in 19th-century South America have inspired research for the British Museum in collaboration with Google in the 21st century. To find out more visit the British Museum blog: http://goo.gl/ZcKNbF Or the Google Arts & Culture webpage dedicated to the project: http://goo.gl/ooUJvV
Views: 3157 The British Museum
Conserving Vulture Peak | Episode 1: Introduction
 
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Join textile conservators Monique Pullan and Hannah Vickers as they embark on this intricate conservation journey over the course of 11 weeks. This embroidery dates from China’s Tang dynasty (AD 618–907). It depicts the Buddha preaching at Vulture Peak – in Buddhist tradition a favourite retreat of the Buddha and his disciples, located in what is now north-east India. The tapestry is part of a collection donated to the British Museum by the archaeologist Sir Aurel Stein (1862–1943). You can find more information in the collection online here: http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_online/collection_object_details.aspx?objectId=764759&partId=1
Views: 14281 The British Museum
Treasures of Heaven: The story of St Ursula
 
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Exhibition curator, James Robinson tells the story of St Ursula. Treasures of Heaven: saints, relics and devotion in medieval Europe is at the British Museum until 9 October 2011. Book tickets now: http://bit.ly/hbtpJw
Views: 22061 The British Museum
258 years of the British Museum
 
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The British Museum opened its doors to visitors 258 years ago this month, on 15 January 1759. The first national public museum in the world, it was – and still is – open to ‘all studious and curious persons’. To celebrate the anniversary, Director Hartwig Fischer talks about the people who come to the Museum today, and the people who are represented in the collection. At first, the Museum had around 50 visitors a day. Now there are around 15,000 people in the Museum every day, plus half a million who engage online through the website and social media. The conversation has become global – fitting for a museum of the world, for the world. LINKS: Twitter: http://twitter.com/britishmuseum Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/britishmuseum Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/britishmuseum Blog: http://british.museumblog.org/ Podcast: http://www.http://britishmuseum.libsyn.com
Views: 13558 The British Museum
The Holy Thorn Reliquary: a relic from Christ's Crown of Thorns
 
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The Holy Thorn Reliquary houses one of the most important relics of all time - a thorn from the Crown of Thorns that was put on Christ's head during the Crucifixion. This is just one of the many fascinating objects on display in the Treasures of Heaven exhibition that runs until 9 October 2011. For more information and to book tickets, go to: http://bit.ly/hbtpJw
Views: 32132 The British Museum
How Mitra became Mithras
 
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Seema Anand tells the story of the Sun God Mitra, and how he came to be known as Mithras.
Views: 48220 The British Museum
5,000-year-old tattoos I Curator's Corner season 3 episode 6
 
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Physical anthropologist Daniel Antoine shows us the oldest figurative tattoos in the world and explains their significance today. To find out more please visit the British Museum blog: http://bit.ly/2tdtbYp
Views: 11314 The British Museum
Kingdom of Ife: Ife uncovered
 
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Professor John Picton and metallurgist Paul Craddock discuss the meaning and the making of the sculptures in the exhibition Kingdom of Ife sculptures from West Africa http://www.britishmuseum.org/whats_on/all_current_exhibitions/kingdom_of_ife/kingdom_of_ife_videos/ife_uncovered.aspx
Views: 16826 The British Museum
The worst tyrants of Sicily
 
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Who cooked people to death in a bronze oven in the shape of a bull? Who catapulted the entire population of a town into a ravine? Should we read these stories with buckets of salt? Curator Peter Higgs reveals some of the barbaric stories associated with the notorious ancient Greek tyrants of Sicily. Find out more about the history of this remarkable island in our #SicilyExhibition. Sicily: culture and conquest 21 April – 14 August 2016 Find out more and book tickets: http://goo.gl/dpVBsG Sponsored by Julius Baer. In collaboration with Regione Siciliana.
Views: 5058 The British Museum
What is African rock art?
 
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How much space do 25,000 objects take up in the British Museum? Roughly 4 terabytes. Elizabeth Galvin is curator of the African rock art image project at the British Museum. Elizabeth and her team are currently cataloguing and uploading 25,000 digital images of rock art from throughout Africa. This collection represents some of first purely digital objects to be registered within the British Museum’s collection. As part of this project, the digital photographs have allowed the Museum to use new technologies to study, preserve, and enhance the rock art, while leaving it in situ in Africa. For more information visit: http://www.britishmuseum.org/africanrockart The African rock art image project is supported by the Arcadia Fund Follow curator Elizabeth Galvin on twitter: @LisaGalvin_BM Photos copyright: TARA/David Coulson
Views: 4848 The British Museum
Conservation of a Romano-British urn | Episode 1: Introduction
 
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This is the first episode in a weekly series that tracks the in-depth conservation work on a Romano-British cinerary urn. Cinerary urns were designed to carry ashes, especially the ashes of cremated bodies. Follow conservator, Dr Duygu Camurcuoglu as she conserves this beautiful glass object.
Views: 8447 The British Museum

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