British Museum

Dating back to the eighteenth century, the British Museum is a venerable institution with a vast collection, even if the means by which the Museum acquired many of its objects are, from a modern perspective, a little iffy. Every once in a while, new debates will flare up, especially when it comes to the so-called “Elgin Marbles”, the pieces of sculpture that were removed from the Athenian Parthenon.

Be that as it may, you have to visit the British Museum if you’re in London. You should spend at least two days there if you want to carefully examine its collections of Egyptian, Near-Eastern, Roman, and Greek artefacts. The British Museum is still involved in various excavations, most notably at Naukratis in Egypt and in the Sudan. In addition, it has departments that include other areas of the world, such as Oceania and the Americas.

Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG (United Kingdom)

www.britishmuseum.org