Why the British Museum still thrills me - even underwater

Why the British Museum still thrills me - even underwater

There are some truly remarkable pieces, including a Taweret figurine so perfectly polished that it might be made of molten metal (see above), a 4th century BC statue of Hapy so colossal the roof on the Sainsbury Exhibition Gallery (in which Sunken Cities is housed) had to be raised to accommodate it, and (my personal favourite) a Horus cippus (called 'Horus-on-crocodiles' for some reason) which perfectly illustrates the decline in hieroglyphic literacy by this period

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