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British Museum, London

Author: Antonino Caleca
Publisher: New York : Newsweek, ©1967.
Series: Great museums of the world (Newsweek)
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Here you will find the incomparable Elgin Marbles -- the original friezes and pediment sculptures of the Parthenon. Here, too, the wonders and beauties of the ancient art of China, Persia, Egypt; extraordinary artifacts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas; the world-famous collection of Medieval illuminated manuscripts -- here, as gathered in this magnificent museum, the quintessence of our artistic and  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
British Museum, London.
New York, Newsweek [©1967]
(OCoLC)644581457
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Antonino Caleca
OCLC Number: 441269
Description: 171 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm.
Contents: Africa, Oceania, America --
Ancient Egypt --
Ancient Near East --
Persia, India, Tibet, China --
Ancient Greece, ancient Rome --
Metals, ivories, textiles --
Enamels, ceramics --
Illuminated manuscripts --
History of the museum and its building.
Series Title: Great museums of the world (Newsweek)
Responsibility: [texts by Antonino Caleca [and others]].

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Here you will find the incomparable Elgin Marbles -- the original friezes and pediment sculptures of the Parthenon. Here, too, the wonders and beauties of the ancient art of China, Persia, Egypt; extraordinary artifacts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas; the world-famous collection of Medieval illuminated manuscripts -- here, as gathered in this magnificent museum, the quintessence of our artistic and archaeological heritage ...

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