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Friday, August 12, 2016

Day 13 - London - The British Museum

Seminole Indian Jacket


It is Friday afternoon - we are trying to fit in everything we can. The British Museum is just around the corner from our apartment. We walked over and spent an hour looking at some of our favorite artifacts. Admission is free - and sometimes we take it for granted. Just down the street is the FSU Study Centre.

We have a special feeling for what the British call The Elgin Marbles. They are the famous marble sections of the Greek Parthenon. The Parthenon is the symbol of the world's first Democracy. We visited the building in Athens Greece on the Acropolis in the middle of the city. When we designed our home - we used several of the perspectives of this fine temple - the symbol of civilization. 

Saturday - tomorrow - we will head home. We are flying from 11:30 AM here to 8 PM in Tallahassee.

Centaur and Lapith from the Parthenon 

This room contains the Parthenon Marbles
stolen in the 1800s

This room is very controversial

The Rosetta Stone - has 3 languages on it -
it cracked the translation code

The famous British Museum Atrium


Roman Vase from 200 AD

Seminole Explanation 

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