Thursday, June 25, 2009

Last Day in London - British Museum

From the river, we took a taxi to the British Museum. What a marvellous place! Unfortunately, we could not spend as much time there as we wanted to so we focused on the Egyptians, Babylonians, and Greeks and, mostly, the British related exhibits. We took a few photos but the one thing that was totally unexpected was the two 2000 year old shears pictured here. It amazed me to thing that Jacky Howe, the famous gun shearer, was using exactly the same technology in the late 1800s to set world records and the identical equipment is still occasionally used to-day. These were found in Hartfordshire.

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