Sunday, February 7, 2010

Treasures of the World’s Cultures ' Exhibition

The Treasures of the World’s Cultures exhibition brings together objects from the unparalleled collection of the British Museum. It is formed of artefacts from all historical eras and from all parts of the world.  From a stone handaxe that represents the first technology of our earliest human ancestors, the exhibition surveys human culture across civilisations, tracing the history of mankind from prehistory to the modern age.

The displayed material is both materially and visually diverse, ranging from classical sculptures to exquisite gold jewellery excavated in ancient Mesopotamia, from drawings by Renaissance masters to Native North American animal-skin coats.  The exhibition is divided into seven principle sections, the objects being organised according to geography and chronology. Object descriptions and introductory texts will encourage audiences to compare and contrast human experience and cultural achievement across time and place.

The Treasures exhibition allows the visitor to experience, in a distilled form, the breadth and diversity of the British Museum collection as it is presented in London.  This is the first time that this successful exhibition will be displayed at a European venue.


Here are few artifacts that will be displayed:

Bronze statuette of the goddess Bastet love



Sarcophagus Dzheho


Brass plaque from Benin



Kneeling statue of Ramses IV



Fragment of a copy of the Rosetta Stone



A copy of the Rosetta Stone



Bronze Shield from Wales and England


The image of the head of a bearded man, Khorsabad, northern Iraq



Tool gamelan, the island of Java



The statue of the two hounds, Lazio, Italy



Two-headed figure with the Society Islands



Sarcophagus Dzheho



The statue of the deity of Nimrud, northern Iraq


Women’s boots luck in high heels from Teri Greaves



Golden cast mark ruler or priest, Colombia



The statue of Eros, the Greek god of love



Ceramic cone Khaled Ben Slimane



Two lamps for the mosque from Egypt


Deer and pine trees in the snow – Japan.



Brass head of the monument from Benin



Brass plaque from Benin



Galaxy Tokuda Yasokichi III



Man-bird depicted on a boulder from Rapanui


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