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The British Museum is the most magnificent treasure-house in the world. The wealth and range of its collections is unequalled by any other national museum. The Rosetta Stone, the Parthenon sculptures, Egyptian mummies, drawings by Botticelli and Michelangelo, Assyrian reliefs, the Lewis Chessmen and the Sutton Hoo treasure are all to be found here. Treasures of the British

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Hardcover, 240 pages
Published January 1st 1985 by ABRAMS
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May 04, 2016 Andrew Ives rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An extremely interesting book, well-written, and one which must have taken forever to research all the details. I particularly enjoyed the backstories of where the objects were found and how they made their way to the museum over the centuries, as well as the detailed descriptions of their origins, what they and how they were made.

If I had improve this book, and I'm nitpicking a little here, I would slightly change the choice of photographs. e.g. There is no photograph of the round reading room
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