The Departments of Prehistoric and Romano-British Antiquities and of Medieval and Later Antiquities house works of art from prehistoric Europe through the medieval periods and the Renaissance, and up to the 20th century.
The Department of Coins and Medals embraces all cultures and periods, including Greek, Roman, and Oriental specimens, and the Royal Collection presented by King George IV.
The Department of Egyptian Antiquities, housing one of the world's most extensive collections, is particularly noted for the Rosetta Stone and for its large holdings of papyri, mummies, and mummy cases.
The Department of Ethnography comprises objects from
indigenous peoples throughout the world, in particular the collection formed in
the 18th century by Captain James Cook. These objects are on exhibition at the
The Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities contains many famous works of art. Among them are the Roman glass vessel of the 1st century AD, known as the Portland vase; the frieze of the temple of Apollo at Bassae in Greece; the Elgin Marbles; and sculptures from the mausoleum at Halicarnassus in Turkey.
The Department of Oriental Antiquities houses collections of Oriental and Islamic art and archaeology, notably Chinese ceramics and Indian sculpture.
The Department of Prints and Drawings contains a major collection of European graphic art from the late Middle Ages to the present.
The Department of Western Asiatic Antiquities exhibits
Mesopotamian and related artifacts, from before 5000 BC to the advent of Islam
in the 7th century AD. The collection includes much material excavated at the
ancient city of
Other departmental divisions of the museum are the Research Laboratory and the Department of Conservation. The museum also publishes numerous catalogs and handbooks on the collections.
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