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this striking print by dutch artist georges de feure depicts a garden of dreams with a princess among mysterio
This striking print by Dutch artist Georges de Feure depicts a garden of dreams, with a princess among mysterious flowers.

See this and other stunning works in our free exhibition of Symbolist prints – find out more: https://t.co/wQ5lSN7qy6
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3d images are nothing new this stereoscopic image was taken by roger fenton in the 1850s by combining two offs
3D images are nothing new! This stereoscopic image was taken by Roger Fenton in the 1850s – by combining two offset photos it creates the illusion of depth.

Find out more about photography at the Museum in this blog: https://t.co/h2LtwESGIg #PhotoMW #MuseumWeek
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discover more about montagu house and the history of the museum in this blog
Discover more about Montagu House and the history of the Museum in this blog:https://t.co/XlRaDpW2og #InternationalMuseumDay #MuseumWeek
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did you know stuffed giraffes used to greet visitors to the museum natural history specimens were a large part
Did you know stuffed giraffes used to greet visitors to the Museum?🦒

Natural history specimens were a large part of the Museum’s early collection. This 1845 image by George Scharf shows the staircase in Montagu House, the Museum’s former home #InternationalMuseumDay #MuseumWeek
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you dont have to be in london to explore the museum visit wherever you are using google street view drop into
You don’t have to be in London to explore the Museum – visit wherever you are using Google Street View!

Drop into the Egyptian Sculpture Gallery here: https://t.co/30vmn6TaNT #ExploreMW #MuseumWeek
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botticelli died in 1510 the figure in this beautiful drawing is thought to represent abundance or autumn
Botticelli died #onthisday in 1510. The figure in this beautiful drawing is thought to represent Abundance or Autumn 🍂 https://t.co/ixXYCQaGfX
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see this captivating artwork and explore the bold and playful world of manga in our find out more and book tic
See this captivating artwork and explore the bold and playful world of manga in our #MangaExhibition – find out more and book tickets:https://t.co/k8EswU6iLh
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our opens next week weve been busy putting the finishing touches to the works going on display here artist rie
Our #MangaExhibition opens next week! 🎉

We’ve been busy putting the finishing touches to the works going on display – here artist Rieko Akatsuka installs her dynamic sculpture inside the exhibition https://t.co/pOZ41acm66
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the devotional pendant opens up to reveal christian religious figures carved in fine detail it hangs from a ri
The devotional pendant opens up to reveal Christian religious figures carved in fine detail. It hangs from a ring so it can be held in the palm of the hand 💍

You can see it on display in Room 2ahttps://t.co/COMV8BznZg
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this intricate object is constructed from pieces made over 1000 years apart the wooden pendant was made in the
This intricate object is constructed from pieces made over 1,000 years apart.

The wooden pendant was made in the 19th century, but the gold signet-ring was made around 400 years earlier. The ring’s onyx inlay dates from the late Roman period! https://t.co/7OBzpTLfh1

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were excited to announce our next major show opening in 2019 will explore the phenomenon of manga and will be
We’re excited to announce our next major show, opening in 2019!

#MangaExhibition will explore the phenomenon of manga, and will be the largest exhibition of the art form ever to take place outside of Japan. https://t.co/1KtgNXIJjm
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in 2005 installed this cave painting in one of our galleries without permission and without anyone noticing he
In 2005, #Banksy installed this ‘cave painting’ in one of our galleries without permission, and without anyone noticing. He gave it a fake ID number and label, and it remained on the wall for 3 days before the Museum was alerted to the prank via Banksy’s website!🤦‍♀️ #IObject
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one cant be angry when one looks at a penguin in 1860 english art critic john ruskin wrote a letter saying he
🐧 ‘One can’t be angry when one looks at a Penguin’

In 1860, English art critic John Ruskin wrote a letter saying he often visited the Museum to look at penguins to cure his states ‘of disgust and fury’ #WorldPenguinDay
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weve made an exciting new acquisition to celebrate egyptian footballing star being top scorer in the premier l
We’ve made an exciting new acquisition! To celebrate Egyptian footballing star being top scorer in the Premier League this season, we’ll be displaying his boots alongside objects from ancient Egypt in the run up to the Champions League final ⚽️🏆
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everyones talking about the today so heres a superb owl from the collection this sleepy owl was made in the 19
Everyone’s talking about the #Superbowl today, so here’s a superb owl from the collection! 🦉🏈

This sleepy owl was made in the 19th century by Utagawa Hiroshige. The inscription is a haiku, which roughly translates as:

‘The old maple
looks rosy and refreshed
from end to end’
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today is the the shortest day of the year in the northern hemisphere this afternoon at stonehenge the sun will
Today is the #WinterSolstice – the shortest day of the year in the northern hemisphere.

This afternoon at Stonehenge the sun will set between the tallest two ‘trilithons’ (two upright stones capped by a horizontal stone)
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the lycurgus cup is the only complete example of colour changing dichroic glass from ancient rome the glass co
The Lycurgus Cup is the only complete example of colour-changing dichroic glass from ancient Rome.

The glass contains nanoparticles of gold and silver – this makes it turn from opaque green to translucent red when light is shone through it https://t.co/5nKrGE6Gc1
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the rosetta stone was discovered in 1799 its regarded as one of the most important ancient egyptian objects ev
The Rosetta Stone was discovered #onthisday in 1799. It’s regarded as one of the most important ancient Egyptian objects ever found, and was the key to deciphering hieroglyphs. https://t.co/pavmK8gi1Z
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j r r tolkien was born in 1892 his books took inspiration from the anglo saxons like the inscription on this m
J R R Tolkien was born #onthisday in 1892. His books took inspiration from the Anglo-Saxons, like the inscription on this mysterious gold ring https://t.co/lJWh85mgei
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gaming dice havent changed much since ancient times these examples span 1600 years and date back to around the
🎲Gaming dice haven’t changed much since ancient times – these examples span 1,600 years and date back to around the 6th century BC!

Can you guess which is the oldest?
Total(1) => 0.42124319076538 f_f_QM(2) => 0.092823028564453 indS(2) => 0.058820009231567 indM(2) => 0.032310009002686 indM_1(2) => 0.0014011859893799 indM_2(2) => 0.0008392333984375 indM_4(2) => 0.0028982162475586 indM_5(2) => 0.0045108795166016 indM_6(2) => 0.0011997222900391 indM_7(2) => 0.0025160312652588 indM_8(2) => 0.0010979175567627 indM_9(2) => 0.0091490745544434 indM_10(2) => 0.0083382129669189 f_f_pTL(2) => 0.32659196853638 f_f_dT(20) => 0.32631587982178