A new beginning for the Middle East: The Cyrus Cylinder and Ancient Persia

One of the great things about the objects we make is that they live longer than we do. So they can have many different lives. In every one of their lives, in every different generation, they can acquire different meanings. So the meaning can become richer as time goes on. One of the most extraordinary […]

Ancient Egyptian fashion I Curator’s Corner Season 5 Episode 3

You might know how to ‘Walk like an Egyptian’ but do you know how to dress like an Egyptian? Hi my name is Amandine Merat I’m an Egyptologist and an expert in ancient Egyptian textiles and welcome to my corner! So today if I tell you ‘Ancient Egypt’ you will tell me ‘Ohh, sculpture from […]

Hands on with the Sutton Hoo sword I Curator’s Corner Season 5 Episode 1

What do Babe Ruth, Jimi Hendrix and the man in the mound at Sutton Hoo have in common? I’m Sue Brunning, curator of the European early medieval collections at the British Museum and this is my corner. So today we are doing a sequel to my previous episode all about early Anglo-Saxon swords but today […]