British Museum 1852

4 09 2008

It is amazing the things you can find on the internet.  Here is a picture of warehouse facility of the British Museum in 1852, soon after the wave of finding “monuments” from the Middle East began.



2 responses

4 09 2008

Wow! Do you think they knew how large it was going to become?

4 09 2008

I’m sure some did, I mean the amount of material coming in was such that they didn’t have room for everything. A lot of small schools in the States benefited from the overflow of the British Museum.

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