|LC Classifications||PR6069.P8 I5 1972|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||112|
|ISBN 10||0714509264, 0714509272|
|LC Control Number||73151092|
In the heart of the British Museum.. [John Spurling] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Contacts Search for a Library. Create Book\/a>, schema:CreativeWork\/a> ; \u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\n library. This book traces the development of the Museum and the growth of its huge collections. Marjorie Caygill has drawn on contemporary newspapers, journals, diaries and the Museum's own archives to bring to life the personalities-the eccentric, the brilliant and the not-so-brilliant-who have Founded in , the British Museum is today one of the /5. Marjorie Caygill has published numerous books and articles about the history of the British Museum and the collections. These include The Story of the British Museum, The British Museum Reading Room and The British Museum: by: 2. On the left scale-pan is Hunefer's heart, and on the right the feather hieroglyph which symbolises Maat. Below the balance crouches Ammit, the 'Devourer of the Damned', accompanied by a short inscription which describes her: 'Her front is a crocodile, her rear a hippopotamus, her middle a lion.'.
The British Museum collection database is a work in progress. New records, updates and images are added every week. More about the database. Supporters. Work on this database is supported by a range of sponsors, donors and volunteers. More about supporters and how you can help. Description 'Book of the Dead', Papyrus of Ani (frame 3): Ani's Judgment: the scene is the Hall of Judgment. Centrally placed is a balance, holding in its two pans Ani's heart (on the left) and a feather (on the right) representing Maat, the divine personification of truth and order. Our monumental, Greek Revival style building sits at the heart of British academia in London's Bloomsbury. With its four vast wings, 43 Greek temple inspired columns, triangular pediment and enormous steps, it's certainly not what you'd expect to see in central London. The British Museum is closed temporarily. We continue to remain accessible through our digital channels. Find out more. _____ Immerse yourself in two million years of human history, art and culture. Plan your visit: Admission is free and advance booking is only required for groups of 10 or more.