British Museum Essays

Essay about Exploring The Natural History Museum

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The Natural History Museum is extraordinary place to explore and learn. It’s fun and breathtaking. The museum served as an agricultural fairground from 1872 until 1910. The original structure of the building from the 1913 and today’s structure are combined with a blend of many styles. Like a Spanish Renaissance ornamentation in the terracotta trimmings. There is a Romanesque style in the arched windows and the brick walls. The Beaux-Arts tradition is a T-shape floor plan. The building measures 75 feet in diameter with three wings. The Rotunda’s walls are made of Italian marble and the floors have a mosaic tile. The statue in the center of the floor called “Three Muses.” The Rotunda’s dome is 58 feet high with a skylight 20 feet across on…show more content…

On the right side from the entrance is the North American Mammals Hall. These animals were found over 75 years ago. Some of the animals displayed are the American Black Bear, Beaver, Bobcat, Cougar, Gray Fox, Jaguar and Moose. There is so many beautiful animals displayed and all the exhibits are realistic in the recreation of trees, plants, and birds that used to live on the side of these animals. Next to the North American Mammals is the African Animal Co-op. This exhibit displays specimens like birds, reptiles, and insects. Many of these smaller creatures have relationships with the larger animals that are common and associated with food gathering and other survival needs. On the first level of the museum is the Archaeological Treasures from Ancient Latin America. AKA: Visible Vault. This exhibit has a view of a selection with different objects from a collection of hundreds of other treasures produced by the ancient peoples of America. The interesting part is that the exhibit features a dim, dramatic lighting so the artifacts can be viewed today as they were in the past. Some of the artifacts that are displayed are an Incense burner – it was used at a ceremonial temple or plaza; Stirrup-Spout Vessel – this was shown alone or in combat with some other supernatural creature, in the human hand there is a Tumi a type of carved blade, this Tumi signals an impending decapitation; Tripod Vessel – this was made to carry food for ceremonies or for burial with the

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  • 45* The Bronze Hoard from S. Maria in Paulis, Sardinia

    D. Ridgway, 1984
    ISBN 0 86159 045 7
  • 44* A Rich Late La Tene Burial at Hertford Heath, Hertfordshire

    Claus-Michael Hussen
    ISBN 0 86159 044 9
  • 43* Coin Hoards from Roman Britain IV

    A.M. Burnett, 1984
    ISBN 0 86159 043 0
  • 42* Acquisitions of Medals (1978-1982)

    Mark Jones, 1985
    ISBN 0 86159 042 2
  • 41* British Museum Expedition to Middle Egypt: Ashmunein (1981)

    A.J. Spencer, 1982
    ISBN 0 86159 041 4
  • 40* The Ornament on Chinese Silver of the Tang Dynasty (AD 618-906)

    J. Rawson, 1982
    ISBN 0 86159 040 6
  • 39* The Ambleside Hoard: a Discovery in the Royal Collections

    S. Needham, 1982
    ISBN 0 86159 039 2
  • 38* A Key to the Mesoamerican Reckoning of Time: the Chronology Recorded in Native Texts

    G. Brotherston, 1982
    ISBN 0 86159 038 4
  • 37* British Museum Expedition to Middle Egypt: Ashmunein (1980)

    DM Bailey, 1982
    ISBN 0 86159 037 6
  • 36* The Statuette of Queen Tetisheri: a Reconsideration

    W.V. Davies, 1984
    ISBN 0 86159 036 8
  • 35. A Romano-British Village at Grandford, March, Cambridgeshire

    T.W. Potter, 1982
    ISBN 0 86159 035 X
  • 34* Aspects of Production and Style in Dark Age Metalwork

    L. Webster, 1982
    ISBN 0 86159 034 1
  • 33* Coin Hoards from Roman Britain: Vol. III: the Blackmoor Hoard

    R. Bland, 1982
    ISBN 0 86159 033 3
  • 32* Current Research in Ceramics: Thin-Section Studies: the British Museum Seminar 1980

    I. Freestone, 1982
    ISBN 0 86159 032 5
  • 31* Coin Hoards from Roman Britain: Vol. II

    A.M. Burnett, 1981
    ISBN 0 86159 031 7
  • 30* Economic Aspects of the Viking Age

    D.M. Wilson, 1981
    ISBN 0 86159 030 9
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