Last spurt for the British Museum!
By the time I finished with the main Egyptian, Assyrian and Grecian exhibits on the ground floor, I had less than an hour left and so pretty much flew through some other sections like the Egyptian mummies and the Chinese and Japanese exhibits. There was a Southeast Asia exhibit next to the Chinese one but I gave it one glance and automatically decided to ignore it since I was so short of time. Looked like there was a lot of Hindu statues and stuff that I didn’t fancy looking at anyway.
The Enlightenment section I visited on another day (I think it was after we went to Kensington Palace), along with two of the Greek displays that had been closed the previous time I went (the Mausoleum of Halikarnassos and the World of Alexander). But still, overall, these were more of “see-as-much-as-I-can-and-never-mind-the-info-already” which was kinda sad, since I really would’ve liked to know more about what I was looking at.
The Enlightenment gallery was kinda cool. Made me think of a huge old library.
(I don’t really know why, but I kept thinking “18th century” and I almost typed “18th century library” just now but then stopped myself because I realised I didn’t really know the time period of the Enlightenment. Wiki tells me that a general estimate for the start of the Enlightenment is usually late seventeenth century to early eighteenth century, so hey, I was actually not too far off. XD )
The sign below it said:
This is a modern copy displayed as it was when it first came to the British Museum.
See, they actually tell you when you can touch a display. So all those irritating itchy-fingered Asian tourists who went around touching the Egyptian statues…….. grr.
Finally done with the British Museum!