Touching the Divine

The British Museum’s exhibition, Treasures of Heaven, is more than a collection of beautiful artefacts – it is the exploration of a cult of personality. But is this a Medieval phenomenon, or a precursor to the celebrity worship of today?

Visiting the Kingdom of Ife at the British Museum

  When Nigeria appears on the news, it is too often for internet scams or identity fraud perpetrated on unsuspecting victims thousands of miles away. But the new exhibition at the British Museum brings to the public a very different side to Nigerian culture: the Kingdom of Ife.


Shah ‘Abbas

The third of a series on great rulers, following on from the Chinese first Emperor and Hadrian. How does Shah ‘Abbas measure up to his predecessors?



The history and mystery of ancient Babylon are explored in the new exhibition Myth and Reality at the British Museum

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