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Subject: British Museum in London 14/11/2010, 10:21 am
If you are planning to visit London, then the most interesting placeto see is the British Museum. The British Museum displays a wealth ofBritish masterpieces which include some of the famous antiquities anddocuments that are related to British history. The four most commonmasterpieces that attract the world are the Rosetta Stone, ElginMarbles, the Great Court and the Magma Carta (not a part of the museumanymore).The Rosetta Stone is more than 2,200 years old and stands one meterhigh. It was discovered in the year 1799 which led the HieroglyphicsDecoder. The same message was written on the Rosetta Stone in threedifferent languages.The second most important tourist attraction is Elgin Marbles. Allthe ancient sculptures in Elgin Marbles were Greek. However, in the19th century, Lord Elgin brought them to England. The critics say thatsince these sculptures were originally Greek, it should be returned toGreece.Another great attraction is the Great Court. This is a sizable courtof Queen Elizabeth II and is a sight worth visiting. The court also hasa reading room, which is in the middle of the courtyard. It looks morelike an old fashion library that has high ceilings ad long tables. Thecourt is now open for public viewing. All these interesting historicfacts make the British Museum worth a visit.