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British Museum App

The British Museum is one of the premier museums of the world. With one of the finest collections spanning two million years of human existence and everything ranging from Ancient Egyptian and Far-Eastern civilizations to Meso-American cultures, the British museum has a fascinatingly dizzying variety of objects showcased. A Visitor guide app is a handy […]

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Olympics – The original 8th century BC version!

The XXXI Olympics has begun at Rio in Brazil. As always, it promises to be a spectacle of, well, Olympian proportions! This Olympics has 42 sport disciplines (306 events) and is spread over 19 days of intense and thrilling competition amidst the sandy beaches and spectacular surroundings of Rio. The original Olympics dates back to […]

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Vanity of Kings – The story behind the colossal Rameses II statue in British Museum

If you have been to the British Museum, you are very unlikely to have missed the colossal, handsome statue of Rameses II benignly looking down at the visitor. The calm visage of the statue forebodes the patience of a man who has witnessed a few millennia and the serene knowledge that he will outlast us all […]

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Unearthing the sunken cities of Herakleion

Alexandria on the Nile delta was a prominent centre of the Greco-roman civilization. Unlike the ancient Egyptian excavations at Luxor, cairo etc very little has been found of this syncretic culture that blossomed near Alexandria. Despite appearing in the works of Homer, Herodotus and others, the cities of Heraklion, Canopus and other such cities had disappeared […]

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