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  • His fine collections of manuscripts and coins was purchased by the British Museum.

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  • A tusk in the British Museum measures io ft.

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  • There is in the British Museum a poem printed in 1666, entitled Letter to the bishop of Munster containing a Panegyrick of his heroick achievements in heroick verse.

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  • A slightly idealized portrait of Pericles as strategus is preserved to us in the British Museum bust, No.

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  • There are no ruins of any importance on the site of either Ialysus or Camirus, but excavations at the latter place have produced valuable and interesting results in the way of ancient vases and other antiquities, which are now in the British Museum.

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  • During the last few years of his life Boole was constantly engaged in extending his researches with the object of producing a second edition of his Differential Equations much more complete than the first edition; and part of his last vacation was spent in the libraries of the Royal Society and the British Museum.

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  • His Political Memoranda were edited by Oscar Browning for the Camden Society in 1884, and there are eight volumes of his official correspondence in the British Museum.

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  • Of the four two are in the British Museum.

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  • The British Museum also contains the original parchment of the Articles of the Baron.

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  • Sharpe increases their number to about 15,000 in the New Hand-List of Birds, published by the British Museum.

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  • Books in the British Museum (London, 1867; continued by van Straalen, London, 1894).

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  • Of this second division of John's History, in which he had probably incorporated the socalled Chronicle of Joshua the Stylite, considerable portions are found in the British Museum MSS.

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  • He edited the Didascalia apostolorum syriace (1854), and other Syriac texts collected in the British Museum and in Paris.

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  • The greater portions of his original materials have been preserved, and are included in the Lansdowne manuscripts in the British Museum.

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  • Wroth, Catalogue of the Coins of Parthia in the British Museum (London, 1903), who carefully revised the statements of his predecessors.

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  • The British Museum had been formed, and he had access to everything it contained in addition to the abundant materials afforded him by the private museum of Sir Ashton Lever.'

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  • Of the specimens in the British Museum described by Latham it is to be feared that scarcely any exist.

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  • To begin with, 1 Though not relating exactly to our present theme, it would be improper to dismiss Nitzsch's name without reference to his extraordinary labours in investigating the insect and other external parasites of birds, a subject which as regards British species was subsequently elaborated by Denny in his Monographia Anoplurorum Britanniae (1842) and in his list of the specimens of British Anoplura in the collection of the British Museum.

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  • Berthelot gives reproductions of the British Museum MSS.

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  • The scene where she is holding the clue to Theseus occurs on a very early vase in the British Museum.

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  • Another, Thomas Grenville (1755-1846), who was, with one interval, a member of parliament from 1780 to 1818, and for a few months during 1806 and 1807 president of the board of control and first lord of the admiralty, is perhaps more famous as a book-collector than as a statesman; he bequeathed his large and valuable library to the British Museum.

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  • Another history of England by Walsingham dealing with the period between 1272 and 1393 is in manuscript in the British Museum.

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  • A cadastral survey for purposes of taxation was already at work in Babylonia in the age of Sargon of Akkad, 3800 B.C. In the British Museum may be seen a series of clay tablets, circular in shape and dating back to 2300 or 2100 B.C., which contain surveys of lands.

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  • Far greater interest attaches to the so-called AngloSaxon Map of the World in the British Museum (Cotton MSS.), where it is bound up in a codex which also contains a copy of the Periegesis of Priscianus.

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  • In the British Museum is another piece of early sculpture from the ruins of the villa of Antoninus, near Rome.

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  • There are large herbaria at the British Museum and at the Royal Gardens, Kew, and smaller collections at the botanical institutions at the principal British universities.

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  • Burckhardt, he was sent at Salt's charges to Thebes, whence he removed with great skill the colossal bust of Rameses II., commonly called Young Memnon, which he shipped for England, where it is in the British Museum.

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  • The publication of A Journal written during an Excursion in Asia Minor (London, 1839) roused such interest that Lord Palmerston, at the request of the British Museum authorities, asked the British consul at Constantinople to get leave from the sultan to ship a number of the Lycian works of art.

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  • He shipped a number of works of art for England, and in the fourth and most famous expedition (1844) twenty-seven cases of marbles were despatched to the British Museum.

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  • In 1844 he presented to the British Museum his portfolios, accounts of his expeditions, and specimens of natural history illustrative of Lycia.

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  • In 1855 Deutsch was appointed assistant in the library of the British Museum.

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  • There are statues of Mausolus and Artemisia in the British Museum.

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  • Other relics belonging to this period are the oath which John Hunyady took when elected governor of Hungary (1446); a few verses sung by the children of Pest at the coronation of his son Matthias (1458); 1 An example of this work, printed on vellum in Gothic letter (Augsburg, 1488), and formerly belonging to the library of Matthias Corvinus, king of Hungary, may be seen in the British Museum.

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  • One of the only seven perfect copies extant of the Vienna (1574) edition is in the British Museum library.

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  • From 1898 to 1907 he was director of the Natural History Department of the British Museum.

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  • The first was built in 1828 from designs of Decimus Burton, and comprises three arches with a frieze above the central arch copied from the Elgin marbles in the British Museum.

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  • In the British Museum London possesses one of the most celebrated collections in the world, originated in 1753 by the purchase of Sir Hans Sloane's collection and library by the government.

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  • Besides the Government reference libraries at the British Museum and South Kensington there are other such libraries, of a specialized character, as at the Patent Office and the Record Office.

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  • Round's remarkable discovery among the manuscripts of the British Museum of the Oath of the Commune proves for the first time that London in 1193 possessed a fully developed " Commune " of the continental pattern.

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  • Of this baby chimpanzee the skeleton may be seen in the Natural History branch of the British Museum alongside the volume in which it is described.

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  • Early Assyrian glass is represented in the British Museum by a vase of transparent greenish glass found in the north-west palace of Nineveh.

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  • The Portland or Barberini vase in the British Museum is the finest example of this kind of work which has come down to us, and was entire until it was broken into some hundred pieces by a madman.

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  • After the death of George Smith at Aleppo in 1876, an expedition was sent by the British Museum (1877-1879), under the conduct of Hormuzd Rassam, to continue his work at Nineveh and its neighbourhood.

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  • From the latter came the bronze gates with hammered reliefs, which are now in the British Museum.

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  • From a Babylonian chronicle in the British Museum 9 we now know that Dynasty II.

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  • His works number about 200 and occupy, together with the replies which they excited, twenty-four columns in the catalogue of the British Museum.

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  • During these expeditions, often in circumstances of great difficulty, Layard despatched to England the splendid specimens which now form the greater part of the collection of Assyrian antiquities in the British Museum.

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  • The first complete skeleton of a gorilla sent to Europe was received at the museum of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1851, and the first complete skin appears to have reached the British Museum in 1858.

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  • A number of coins have been brought to the British Museum from Aden, San'a and Ma'rib.

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  • The sixth part of his work is in the British Museum.

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  • There is in the British Museum a copy with notes by John Ward (c. 1679-1758), biographer of the Gresham professors.

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  • Other papers and copies of instructions are now in several libraries in Paris; and copies of other instructions are in the British Museum.

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  • Two manuscripts, indeed, the British Museum and Mons texts, preserve a fragment relating the birth and infancy of the hero, which appears to represent the source at the root alike of Chretien and of the German Parzival, but it is only a fragment, and so far no more of the poem has been discovered.

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  • The British Museum possesses the oldest MSS.

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  • Stevens, Catalogue of American Books in the Library of the British Museum (1866), and American Books with Tails to 'em (1873); I.

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  • Only one complete copy of the work is known to exist, and that is in the British Museum.

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  • Btilbring edited two unpublished works of Defoe, The Compleat English Gentleman (London, 1890) and Of Royall Education (London, 1905), from British Museum Add.

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  • The copy, carefully corrected in his own handwriting, is preserved in the British Museum.

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  • Smith's Catalogues of Hymenoptera in the British Museum (London, 1853-1859) are well worthy of study.

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  • To the study of English dramatic literature he rendered an important service by bequeathing his then unrivalled collection of plays to the British Museum.

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  • Roubiliac's statue of Shakespeare, for which Garrick sat, and for which he paid the sculptor three hundred guineas, was originally placed in a small temple at Hampton, and is now in the entrance hall at the British Museum.

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  • He was exceptionally well read, with a refined taste for books and art, and purchased the famous Thomason Tracts now in the British Museum.

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  • In codex 763 of the British Museum the composer of the "Micrologus" and other works by Guido of Arezzo is always described as Guido de Sancto Mauro.

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  • The British Museum and the Musee Cluny in Paris have fine collections of them, mainly dredged from the Thames and the Seine.

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  • He .had visited the British Museum in 1846, and this confirmed him in his plan for his third book, Synagogale Poesie des Mittelalters (1855).

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  • The only extant manuscript of the Chronicon is in the British Museum.

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  • There is a marble oscillum of Bacchus in the British Museum.

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  • The means at his disposal were inadequate, his excavations were incomplete and also unscientific in that his prime object was the discovery of inscriptions and museum objects; but he was wonderfully successful in achieving the results at which he aimed, and the numerous statues, monuments, inscribed stones, bronze objects and the like found by him in the ruins of Calah are among the most precious possessions of the British Museum.

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  • In 1867 he entered the British Museum as an assistant in the department of Greek and Roman antiquities under Sir Charles Newton, whom he succeeded in 1886.

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  • There is a copy in the British Museum.

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  • The only perfect copy is preserved in the Grenville library of the British Museum.

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  • Of this edition one copy is in the University library, Cambridge, a second in Exeter College, Oxford, and a fragment in the British Museum.

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  • The volume was printed in black letter in double columns, and three copies are preserved in the British Museum.

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  • The most important of the antiquities found are now in the British Museum.

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  • The height of the statue of Mausolus in the British Museum is 9 ft.

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  • A few years ago a full-sized tree was felled in Fresno county, California, and contiguous transverse sections have been set up, one in the Museum of Natural History at New York, the other (upper one) in the British Museum of Natural History at South Kensington; the annual rings of the latter section have been carefully counted and found to indicate an age of 1335 years.

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  • Reference may be made to two more sources of information (I) Supposed likenesses of Timur are to be found in books and in the splendid collection of Oriental manuscripts and drawings in the British Museum.

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  • Close by is the Natural History Museum, in a great building by Alfred Waterhouse, opened as a branch of the British Museum in 1880.

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  • His great work is his Commentarii in Organum Logicum Aristotelis (Bordeaux, 1618); the copy in the British Museum contains a number of highlyeulogistic poems in honour of Balfour, who is described as Graium aemulus acer.

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  • There is a portrait of her in the Capitoline Museum at Rome, and a bronze medal in the British Museum representing the bringing back of her ashes to Rome by order of Caligula.

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  • Dee's Speculum or mirror, a piece of solid pink-tinted glass about the size of an orange, is preserved in the British Museum.

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  • The Pelerinage de Charlemagne (Koschwitz, Altfranzosische Bibliothek, 1883) was, for instance, only preserved in an Anglo-Norman manuscript of the British Museum (now lost), although the author was certainly a Parisian.

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  • This is a translation of Florence of Worcester, and is in the British Museum.

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  • About 1664 the palace was occupied as a school by Robert Uvedale (1642-1722), who was also an eminent horticulturist, planted the magnificent cedar still standing in the palace grounds, and formed a herbarium now in the Sloane collection at the British Museum.

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  • In 1844 the British Museum possessed three, and the sale catalogue of the Rivoli Collection, which passed in 1846 to the Academy of Natural Sciences at Philadelphia, includes a single specimen - probably the first taken to America.

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  • Letters to Henderson of Edinburgh and John Douglas, bishop of Salisbury, are in the British Museum.

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  • There are several rings of this kind in the British Museum.

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  • Another version is the medieval romance in The Seven Wise Masters of In the edition printed by Wynkyn de Worde it is told by "the first master" - a knight had one son, a greyhound and a falcon; the knight went to a tourney, a snake attacked the son, the falcon roused the hound, which killed the serpent, lay down by the cradle, and was killed by the knight, who discovered his error, like Llewelyn, and similarly repented (Villon Society, British Museum reprint, by Gomme and Wheatley).

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  • The boulder is a crystalline rock consisting of pyroxene (chrome-diopside), garnet, and a little olivine, and is studded with diamond crystals; a portion of it is preserved in the British Museum (Natural History).

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  • Some fragments of the books relating to the years 163-178 B.C. are preserved in a British Museum MS.

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  • The manuscript, which belonged to General Calderwood Durham, was presented to the British Museum.

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  • He had already shown a keen interest in the explorations of Layard and Rawlinson, and during the next few years he devoted all his spare time to studying the cuneiform inscriptions at the British Museum.

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  • In March 1876 the trustees of the British Museum despatched Smith once more to excavate the rest of Assur-banipal's library.

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  • The bequest was accepted on those terms by an act passed the same year, and the collection, together with George II.'s royal library, &c., was opened to the public at Bloomsbury as the British Museum in 1759.

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  • A papyrus of the Roman period in the British Museum attributes the invention of horoscopes to the Egyptians, but no early instance is known.

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  • The Greek chariot had two wheels, and was made to be drawn by two horses; if a third or, more commonly, two reserve horses were added, they were attached on each side of the main pair by a single trace fastened to the front of the chariot, as may be seen on two prize vases in the British Museum from the Panathenaic games at Athens.

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  • On two Panathenaic prize vases in the British Museum are figures of racing bigae, in which, contrary to the description given above, the driver is seated with his feet resting on a board hanging down in front close to the legs of his horses.

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  • Bland, London, 1844; lithographed, Cawnpore, 1869; English translation in MS. by Hatton Hindley, in the British Museum Add.

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  • A collection of his diaries, correspondence and memoranda is in the British Museum.

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  • Authentic drawings done by him in boyhood, however, exist, including one in silver-point of his own likeness at the age of thirteen in the Albertina at Vienna, and others of two or three years later in the print room at Berlin, at the British Museum and at Bremen.

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  • At any rate a whole series of extant drawings enables us to trace the German gradually working out his own ideas of a canon of human proportion in the composition of his famous engraving of "Adam and Eve" (1504); which at first, as a drawing in the British Museum proves, had been intended to be an Apollo and Diana conceived on lines somewhat similar to one of Barbari's.

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  • Of his drawings, which for students are the most vitally interesting part of his works, the richest collections are in the Albertina at Vienna, the Berlin Museum and the British Museum.

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  • A statue in the Vatican and a silver statuette in the British Museum perpetuate the type of its great effigy of the civic Fortune of Antioch - a majestic seated figure, with Orontes as a youth issuing from under her feet.

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  • The spoils of its tombs excavated in 1896 are in the British Museum.

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  • A list of kings, similar to that of Seti, formerly stood here; but the fragments were removed by the French consul and sold to the British Museum.

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  • This should be useful for establishing the date and classification of the earlier finds, which are in the British Museum.

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  • This curious figure served to identify a similar but much finer piece of unknown origin, which had lain for many years unrecognized in the British Museum.

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  • The antiquities collected at the headquarters of the British Salonica force were presented to the nation by the Greek Government, and are now in the British Museum.

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  • The British Museum contains a bust of Marcus Aurelius in the dress of a Frater Arvalis.

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  • The British Museum possesses an interesting Etruscan or Archaic Italian example of this primitive device.

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  • Additional richness was given to Greek bronze-work by gold or silver inlay on lips, eyes and borders of the dress; one remarkable statuette in the British Museum has eyes inlaid with diamonds and fret-work inlay in silver on the border of the chiton.

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  • Of special texts and monographs bearing on the religion may be mentioned various volumes in the new series of cuneiform texts from Babylonian tablets, &c., in the British Museum (London, 1901 -), especially parts v., xii., xv., xvii., xviii., xx.

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  • He succeeded his friend Henry Hallam as a trustee of the British Museum in 1859, and took part in the reorganization of the departments of antiquities and natural science.

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  • Hodges, Loimologia sive pestis nuperae apud populum londinensem narratio (London, 1672) 8vo - in English by Quincy (London, 1720), (the chief authority); Aommoypa41a or an Experimental Relation of the last Plague in the City of London, by William Boghurst, apothecary in St Giles's-in-the-Fields (London, 1666), - a MS. in British Museum (Sloane 349), containing important details; George Thomson, Aoimotomia, or the Pest Anatomized, 8vo (London, 1666); Sydenham, " Febris pestilentialis et pestis annorum 1665-1666," Opera, ed.

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  • Two fine examples are in the British Museum.

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  • The British Museum possesses a fine fibula of silver decorated with a simple pattern in niello and thin plates of repousse gold.

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  • The British Museum possesses the finest existing example of 15th-century German niello.

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  • A later investigation was carried out in 1904 on the instructions of the British Museum Trustees by Messrs.

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  • The beggars' depots are "exclusively devoted to the confinement of persons whom the j udicial authority shall place at the disposal of the government" for that purpose, and these are classified as (a) able-bodied persons who, instead of working for their living, depend upon charity as the Romans, as is shown by an abundance of objects unearthed by excavation, amongst which may be mentioned a fine statue of an athlete (the Diadumenos) in the British Museum.

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  • He was the author of several works on ornithology, and presented his collections of bird skins and eggs to the British Museum.

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  • He also made accurate measurements and a plan of the Hellenistic temple, found many inscriptions and a few miscellaneous antiquities, and had begun to explore the Precinct, when the great expense and other considerations induced the trustees of the British Museum to suspend his operations in 1874.

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  • From the Mendi district many curious steatite figures which had been buried have been recovered and are exhibited in the British Museum.

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  • A fourth letter imputed to Wykeham at the British Museum is shown alike by its contents and its handwriting not to be his.

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  • It is based on the fact that a British Museum MS. contains a Syriac fragment entitled "Names of the wives of the Patriarchs according to the Hebrew Book of Jubilees."

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  • There is a well-known small marble group in the British Museum illustrative of the story.

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  • Encouraged by what he saw at the Great Exhibition of 1851, Christy devoted the rest of his life to perpetual travel and research, making extensive collections illustrating the early history of man, now in the British Museum.

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  • In 1884 it found a home in the British Museum.

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  • Two such engraved cylinders of this archaic period are in the British Museum collections.

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  • The fine collection in the British Museum presents us with Babylonian specimens of even archaic times, Assyrian followed by an historical series, the earliest of which is of nearly 4500 years B.C. The Assyrian series is not so full.

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  • In the British Museum are the bronze matrices of seals of ZEthilwald, bishop of Dunwich, about Boo; of lElfric, alderman of Hampshire, about 985; and the finely carved ivory double matrix of Godwin the thane (on the obverse) and of the nun Godcythe (on the reverse), of the beginning of the 11th century.

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  • Among other official seals a very interesting type is that of the Lord High Admiral in the 15th century, several matrices of the seals of holders of the dignity having survived and being exhibited in the British Museum.

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  • The fashion even spread to Britain, as is proved by the existence in the British Museum of a leaden bulla of Ceenwulf of Mercia, A.D.

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  • The document was deposited by the 3rd Marquess of Salisbury for inspection at the Record Office, and was pronounced by two experts, one from the British Museum and another from the Record Office, to be undoubtedly genuine.

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  • Saunders, but subsequently some of the most important groups passed into the Hope Collection of the university of Oxford and the British Museum.

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  • The eighth edition (1641) contains a memoir of Foxe purporting to be by his son Samuel, the MS. of which is in the British Museum (Lansdowne MS. 388).

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  • Foxe's papers are preserved in the Harleian and Lansdowne collections in the British Museum.

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  • A magnificent silver-point head of a Roman warrior at the British Museum was clearly done, from or for a basrelief, under the immediate influence of Verrocchio.

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  • A number of studies of heads in pen or silver point, with some sketches for Madonnas, including a charming series in the British Museum for a "Madonna with the Cat," may belong to the same years or the first years of his independence.

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  • In 1858 he was called to Praed Street chapel, Paddington (London), and while officiating there he attended University College and pursued his education by working at the British Museum.

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  • Hawkesworth bought them for his 1766 edition of the Works and eventually gave them to the British Museum.

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  • Egyptian dynasty (1326-1300 B.C.), which is carved out of a block of Aragonite or hard carbonate of lime, now in the Soane Museum; of later date are the green porphyry sarcophagus and the terra-cotta sarcophagus from Clazomenae; both of these date from the early 6th century B.C., and are in the British Museum.

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  • Of Etruscan sarcophagi there are numerous examples in terracotta; occasionally they are miniature representations of temples, and sometimes in the form of a couch on which rest figures of the deceased; one of these in the British Museum dates from 500 B.C. The earliest Roman sarcophagus is that of Scipio in the Vatican (3rd century B.C.), carved in peperino stone.

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  • In these may also be traced a few reminiscences of the older version by Koresi, of which a copy, made by Radu Gramatik (1574), and once the property of Peter Cercel, is now in the British Museum.

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  • The King's library in the British Museum has a valuable collection of tracts in the Interdict controversy, formed by Consul Smith.

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  • Such, for example, is the purpose of the figures of the Muses on an altar dedicated to them, now to be seen in the British Museum.

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  • It has also been printed by Dr Furnivall for the Roxburghe Club, from a MS. in the British Museum.

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  • This is not limited to state papers, domestic and foreign, nor to documents in the Record Office; it calendars private letters, grants, &c., extant in the British Museum and elsewhere.

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  • The great fault is the neglect of the vast quantities of state papers in the British Museum.

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  • Parliamentary diarists like DEwes, Burton and Walter Yonge, only a fragment of whose shorthand notes in the British Museum has been published (Camden Society), elucidate the bare official statements; and from 1660 the series of parliamentary debates is fairly complete, though not so full or authoritative as it becomes with Hansard in the 19th century.

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  • Several works edited by him will be found mentioned in the British Museum Catalogue.

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  • His evidence before the Royal Commission on the British Museum in 1850 (Questions 57 0 4 * -5 81 5, * 6481-6513, and 8966-8967), should be studied by all who would comprehend the principles of bibliography or the art of constructing a catalogue, his views on the latter subject corresponding with those carried out by Panizzi in the British Museum Catalogue.

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  • The British Museum possesses a beautiful head of Aesculapius (or possibly Zeus) from Melos, and the Louvre a magnificent statue.

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  • Letters from Locke to Thoynard, Limborch, Le Clerc, Guenellon, Molyneux, Collins, Sir Isaac Newton, the first and the third Lord Shaftesbury, Lords Peterborough and Pembroke, Clarke of Chipley and others are preserved, many of them unpublished, most of them in the keeping of Lord Lovelace at Horseley Towers, and of Mr Sanford at Nynehead in Somerset, or in the British Museum.

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  • The richest collections of Revolution pamphlets are in the Bibliotheque Nationale of Paris and in the British Museum.

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  • He described many fossils in the British Museum in a classic work entitled Icones fossilium sectiles (1820-1825).

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  • There is a copy of this book in the British Museum.

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  • There are many examples in the British Museum from which the form of the various types can be ascertained, the chief points of difference being found in the junction of the bowl with the handle.

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  • C. Foxcroft edited A Supplement to Burnet's History of His Own Time, to which is prefixed an account of the relation between the different versions of the History - the Bodleian MS., the fragmentary Harleian MS. in the British Museum and Sir Thomas Burnet's edition; the book contains the remaining fragments of Burnet's original memoirs, his autobiography, his letters to Admiral Herbert and his private meditations.

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  • Sphinxes of the usual Greek type are represented seated on each side of two doorways in an ancient frieze found by Sir Charles Fellowes at Xanthus in Lycia, and now in the British Museum.

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  • The scene of the opening of the chest is represented on a Greek vase in the British Museum.

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  • These are preserved in the British Museum.

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  • The society is governed by a council of twenty and a president who is ex officio a trustee of the British Museum.

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  • The British Museum is apparently lending some of its Egyptian artifacts for display in Cairo for 6 months.

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  • Picture shows ewer from the British Museum The British Museum has a handful of ancient materials from Afghanistan starting from 190 180 BC.

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  • He discovers in the British Museum a Welsh warrior's breastplate, a torc of beaten gold, dating from 3,000 years ago.

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  • Now, most of the museums I have visited in Greece are decidedly inferior to the British Museum in matters of presentation.

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  • In the British Museum are some examples of Chinese porcelain painted at Bow.

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  • Investigation took place under license by a team lead by Roland Morris, a commercial salvor, funded by the British Museum.

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  • Perhaps you've been lucky enough to have a sleepover at the British Museum?

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  • It was ceded to the English at the capitulation of Alexandria (r801) and is now in the British Museum.

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  • He corresponded with Ibn Sind (see Avicenna), and the answers of the latter are still preserved in the British Museum.

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  • Indeed, there are tablets in the British Museum labelled 4500 B.C.; and later researches, particularly those of the expedition of the University of Pennsylvania at Nippur, have brought us evidence which, interpreted with the aid of estimates as to the average rate of accumulation of dust deposits, leads to the inference that a high state of civilization had been attained in Mesopotamia at least 9000 years ago.

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  • Bute filled the offices of ranger of Richmond Forest, governor of the Charterhouse, chancellor of Marischal College, Aberdeen (1761), trustee of the British Museum (1765), president of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland (1780) and commissioner of Chelsea hospital.

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  • One with the name of Ethelwulf, king of Wessex (836-838), is now in the British Museum (see figure).

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  • Perhaps you 've been lucky enough to have a sleepover at the British Museum?

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  • Britain A unique souvenir of Britain, illustrated with a wide range of intriguing images from the British Museum 's outstanding collections.

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  • In the 1400s, some of the flowery verse was put down on paper and one of the earliest written Valentines greeting from that time is housed in the British Museum.

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