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Hadrian reigned for twenty-one years in the Roman Empire's Golden Age and is perhaps best known today for his great wall in the north of England. This book presents a portrait of Hadrian, his family, his deeds, his loves, his dark side and his legacy.
By Paul Roberts
This introduction to the people of ancient Rome is packed with information about their daily lives and generously illustrated with examples of the buildings, artwork, and everyday objects they left behind as evidence of their remarkable culture. From rich and powerful emperors to entrepreneurial merchants and artisans to daring gladiators...
The paintings from Nebamuns tomb chapel are among the greatest and most famous of the British Museums treasures. This book discusses each painting, with reconstructions and translations of the hieroglyphic texts, a discussion of the other known fragments and a reconstruction of the whole tomb chapel.
By Kim Sloan
Reproduces in full the famous and rarely seen British Museum collection of drawings and watercolours made by John White, who in 1585 accompanied a group of English settlers sent by Sir Walter Raleigh to found a colony in Virginia, along the tidewaters of coastal North Carolina.
By Tim Clayton
William Hogarth 1697-1764 is an artist whose reputation has been based on his numerous prints and engraved works, such as "A Rake's Progress", "A Harlot's Progress", "Marriage A-la-Mode", "Industry and Idleness", "Beer Street" and "The Four Stages of Cruelty". This book offers a selection from these prints and presents an...
Presents a general view of ancient Egyptian life and culture set in the geography of the land and the Nile, within the historical framework of the dynastic sequence. This book provides a survey of ancient Egypt and its rich and well-documented culture. It also includes bibliographies, a king-list with illustrated...
Love is everywhere in Persian poetry. This collection offers extracts translated by the authors from the best of traditional and contemporary Persian poetry and illustrates them with examples of Persian art in the British Museum. It also includes a brief introduction to its tradition and a short biographical note about...
By John F. Nunn
The full and complete text of Beatrix Potter's world-famous and universally loved Tale of Peter Rabbit faithfully translated and transcribed page for page into the hieroglyphic script of an Egyptian of the Middle Kingdom and illustrated with all the original colour artwork by the author herself. Ages 3+.
By Kim Sloan
The Enlightenment was a period of intense activity devoted to discovery and learning about the natural world, the past and other civilizations. Classification, collecting and deciphering were all important stages on the way to understanding the world.
Full publication of an iconic early major masterwork of Chinese figure painting which has been in the British Museum since 1903 but is rarely on display for conservation reasons. With high quality illustrations.