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Visit to the British Museum in London

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On the last day in London I decided to do something that I had not dared - possibly due to lack of time - during the other occasions when I visited the British capital. I finally decided to visit the huge British Museum in London.

I had about three hours and as it is evident I concentrated on an area of ​​this immense collection of art that the British government has sometimes stored in a controversial manner such as the recital of Egyptian mummies or the piece of Parthenon that houses inside. Controversies aside, the British Museum is a real enjoyment for every art lover and also admission is free.

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The first thing I did when entering was to get a map of the place - at the end of the post I leave a scanner with the main floor of the museum for you to print it - and it took me a few minutes to decide what kind of art I would enjoy during the Next three hours. Obviously, the size of the museum did not allow me to kick the entire place in such a short time.

I decided to visit the area on the left hand side on the main floor. That is to say, three hours were waiting for me with the sculpture of ancient Egypt, the Assyrian sculpture and the gates of Babylon, the art of ancient Greece with the monument of Nereida, a piece of Parthenon almost complete and the mausoleum of Halicarnassus.

It was an ordinary day but the museum was overflowing. I imagine this happens every day. With the hustle and bustle one goes a little faster than you want and you are left wanting to savor so much culture in so little space. Inevitably, I rushed the march unintentionally and after finishing the first floor I still found myself with a little more time.

I did not hesitate. I climbed to the second floor where the Egyptian mummies awaited me in all its splendor as well as more Greece and Rome and more Mesopotamia.

Definitely, a visit to the British Museum you have to take it easy. So much art together obfuscates the mind and now, from a distance, I vaguely remember some of the sculptures or mummies I observed.

If I returned, I am sure that instead of covering so many rooms in three hours, I would take a tila good at first and devote myself to savoring the place trying to forget people, trying to camouflage myself between so much history and so much wealth of our past .

Map of the main floor of the British Museum in London. Click on the map to make it bigger

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