This is the last of the British Museum posts which, of course, barely scratch the surface…
The Nereid Monument, perhaps built by the Lycian dynast Arbinas, is a late 5th century BCE Greek-style tomb from Xanthos (on the south coast of Turkey). Now it’s in the British Museum.
Parts of Bodrum are quite lovely, particularly the harbor:
But the site of the famous Mausoleum of Halikarnassos is not one of them:
But some of the more spectacular parts of the Mausoleum now reside in the British Museum:
From the ninth to the seventh century BCE, the Assyrians ruled an empire which eventually stretched from Mesopotamia to Egypt. While they may have been universally reviled for their brutal tactics, they at least left behind some beautiful, if often rather martial, reliefs:
This is the first of several posts of photos from the British Museum. We’ll start with a few examples of the Egyptian material…
An extremely useful new tool:
A catalogue of the Roman Republican Coins in the British Museum, with descriptions and chronology based on M. H. Crawford, Roman Republican Coinage (1974)…
Entries are generated directly from our collection database and might change as Museum curators discover more about the objects. This format aims to provide a ‘living’ catalogue so its contents can be adapted to reflect current research.