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Egyptian mummies, Michaelangelo's drawings, sculptures from Greece and Rome, exquisite porcelain from China, bronze masterpieces from Africa, the remarkable finds from Sutton Hoo - these are just some of the awe-inspiring objects in the British Museum's famous collections. But the Museum is more than just a treasure house: it is a London landmark, a tourist magnet, a natio ...more
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published May 1st 2007 by BBC Books (first published February 27th 2007)
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Ernest
This was a really good book. It combined information about artefacts with history about the museum, the people, its place in British history and society and the role it plays within the broader World. The objects that chart the history of humanity may not all be big and physically impressive, but their place in history and in giving a glimpse of the past is still fascinating. Based on the book, I am very interesting in viewing the TV that this book accompanies and in visiting the British Museum ...more
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General Sir Rupert Smith retired from the British Army in 2002. His last appointment was Deputy Supreme Commander Allied Powers Europe 1998-2001, covering NATO's Balkan operations, including the Kosovo bombing, and the development of the European Defence and Security Identity.

Prior to that he was the general Officer Commanding in Northern Ireland, 1996-1998; Commander UNPROFOR in Sarajevo, 1995; t
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