Walk through the British Museum without going to London

One of the greatest museums in the world has partnered with Google to let you visit without leaving home. You can now “walk” through the British Museum using Google Street View to observe thousands of artifacts as if you are there in person.

Smithsonian.com reports on this new feature with some brief details on the British Museum’s history. The museum is known in part for its large collection of biblically-related artifacts. If you happen to be in London, plan for a few hours in the British Museum. (It’s free.) You can use this feature to familiarize yourself in advance with the museum’s layout. Otherwise, do the next best thing and visit virtually from home. A number of the artifacts on display can be viewed in HD. You can even read the displayed signage.

Google Street View inside the British Museum. This is a room in the Egyptian galleries.

Google Street View inside the British Museum. This is a room in the Egyptian galleries.

Google Street View of the Black Obelisk of Shalmaneser III, famous for its depiction of Israel's King Jehu.

Google Street View showing the Black Obelisk of Shalmaneser III, famous for its depiction of Israel’s King Jehu (or his emissary) bring tribute.

HT: Barnea Selavan

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About LukeChandler

Luke holds an M.A. in Ancient and Classical History and has been an adjunct professor at Florida College in Temple Terrace, Florida. Luke and his wife Melanie have five children. He serves as a minister in English and Spanish with the North Terrace Church of Christ and participates annually in archaeological excavations in Israel. Luke also leads tours to Europe and the Bible Lands.
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2 Responses to Walk through the British Museum without going to London

  1. Tiffany says:

    Biblically-related? Do you mean ancient Near Eastern?

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