This post is the tenth in our “England 2015”:/news/category/travel/england-2015/ series.
“One day some soldiers were digging near Rosetta when they found a stone, something like a tombstone with three kinds of writing on it….This stone is called the Rosetta Stone. It is now in the great British Museum in London and is very famous, because from it we were able to learn so much history that we otherwise would not have known.” — V.M. Hillyer, A Child’s History of the World
In the spirit of not overextending ourselves, we walked into the “British Museum”:http://www.britishmuseum.org/ with the intention of focusing on four things: the “Rosetta Stone”:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosetta_Stone, the “Lewis Chessmen”:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lewis_chessmen, the “Elgin marbles”:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elgin_Marbles, and the “Egyptian Cat”:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gayer-Anderson_cat. It was clear that we could spend weeks here, but we didn’t. “We’ll have to do that next time we’re in England.”
Before we entered the museum on this gorgeous, sunny day, we stopped for a selfie. Suddenly, gargoyles attacked us. It was the first incident of the kind on our vacation, but not the last. How did they keep finding us?
Since The British Museum is so huge, it took nearly 90 minutes for us to find and admire our four destination objects. Along the way, we admired the general splendor, including…
…this golden wreath, complete with golden bees…
Read the next post in our “England 2015”:/news/category/travel/england-2015/ series: Impromptu Magic: One bartender’s transformation of an ordinary lunch.