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Reasons why you should go to the British Museum

19 Jul

Yesterday, we went to visit the British Museum and saw spectacular pieces of history. In particular we found the Ancient Egypt and Japanese areas to be the most intriguing and exciting (and not just because of the air conditioning!).

Here are a few reasons why you should to the British Museum over the summer:

  • You get to see a real live mummies

Need I say more? It’s crazy to think that the artifacts that you see are thousands of years old and contain a dead body inside.

The mummy of Cleopatra- Cleopatra was only seventeen years old when she died.

The mummy of Cleopatra- Cleopatra was only seventeen years old when she died.

Some of the tombs that the mummies are in have spells inscribed to “activate” the mummies.

Some of the tombs that the mummies are in have spells inscribed to “activate” the mummies.

 

  • You learn things that you wouldn’t normally learn in history at school

In the Japan area there was a reconstructed teahouse that was made to look like one from Japan. It was beautifully designed; it had a great structure and looked really authentic.

Tea ceremonies were conducted in teahouses like this one. There were schools dedicated to learning the art of the ea ceremony.

Tea ceremonies were conducted in teahouses like this one. There were schools dedicated to learning the art of the ea ceremony.

  • You can also find out more about things that are popular today

You don’t just learn about history, but also about current information on the different countries, that you probably wouldn’t know about. There was a section about the origins of manga, which is extremely popular in today’s society. It was fascinating to find out more about a subject that attracts many people.

Here is a volume of manga from 1928

Here is a volume of manga from 1928

Overall, if you are free this summer, have no money to do anything eccentric and want to learn more; the British Museum is the perfect place to visit.

By Louisa, Rubel & Steffi

 

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Something interesting for you…

25 Mar

Hey there Team YH! World,

As I am a history student, I found this quite interesting and thought of you. If there are any people out there taking history for GCSEs or A-Levels then read on (in fact, read on even if you’re not because it’s interesting!):

http://www.johannhari.com/2006/06/12/there-can-be-no-excuse-for-empire

http://www.johannhari.com/2006/06/17/the-truth-our-empire-killed-millions

If you want to get those high grades you should always read around the subject. History is still relevant to today and the events of the last century have made a lasting impact on society.

 

So there is a bit of daily wisdom for all of y’all. I bet it wasn’t so bad, was it? *winks*

 

Enjoy!

*salutes*

 

Siana. Over and out.