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The British Museum is the first national public museum in the world. And a place where human history, art and culture shake hands. From Ancient Egypt to China, a staggering 8 million objects from around the world are part of the British Museum's collection, bringing together millions of years of history under one roof. Today, we explore the most incredible objects from the collection, to help you make the most of your visit to the British Museum.

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  • Introduction The British Museum
  • The Rosetta Stone Ground Floor, Room 4
  • Assyrian Lion Hunt Reliefs Ground Floor, Room 10
  • The Parthenon Sculptures Ground Floor, Room 18
  • The Mechanical Galleon Level 3, Room 39
  • The Lewis Chessmen Level 3, Room 40
  • Sutton Hoo Helmet Level 3, Room 41
  • Hinton St. Mary Mosaic Level 3, Room 49
  • The Standard of Ur Level 3, Room 56
  • Gebelein Mummy Level 3, Room 64
  • Tang Dynasty Tomb Figures of Liu Tingxun Currently not on display

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