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Historical Objects and Masterpieces of the British Museum

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Historical Objects and Masterpieces of the British Museum

The British Museum has preserved a universality in its collections of artefacts representing many cultures from ancient times to the modern world. The original 1753 collection has grown to over thirteen million objects at the British Museum, 70 million at the Natural History Museum and 150 million at the British Library.

Historical Objects and Masterpieces of the British Museum

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