The British Museum will be hosting a small exhibition in Room 37, showcasing all the medals that can be won at the London Olympics. Also on show will be medals from the 1908 and 1948 London Olympics, and the 1960 and 1984 Paralympic Games.
The display will tell the complete story of the medals from start to finish, from the mining of the metal to the creation of the designs, to the final casting at the Royal Mint.
It will also tell the story of how Britain helped to revive the Olympics in 1850 by hosting the Games in the Shropshire town of Much Wenlock. This inspired the Frenchman Pierre de Coubertin to found the modern Olympic Games in 1896. The mascots of the London 2012 Olympics are named Wenlock and Mandeville, in recognition of these earlier games.
The British Museum is one of the largest and most comprehensive museums in the world, housing a vast collection of over seven million objects from every period of human history. The objects come from every continent and include pieces from Ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, Africa and the Americas.
Guest – “excellent exhibition. applauding the great achievers.… more”
If you like this, here are some more exhibitions at British Museum…
Life and death in Pompeii and Herculaneum – 28th March to 29th September 2013 In AD 79 Mount Vesuvius erupted and buried two cities in the Bay of Naples. When they were rediscovered nearly 1,700 years later, covered in rock-solid ash, Pompeii and Herculaneum provided historians with an unparalleled glimpse into the daily life of the Roman Empire.
And here are some more exhibitions…
Private tour of the Churchill War Rooms – Every day A private tour of the Churchill War Rooms offers military buffs an unrivalled opportunity to experience Winston Churchill’s wartime bunker from behind the glass. An expert guide will take you on an hour-long tour through the underground maze of rooms from which Churchill directed the war.
Extinction: Not the End of the World? – 8th February to 8th September 2013 The Natural History Museum’s new exhibition is entitled “Extinction: Not the End of the World?”. Its aim is to take us beyond the dodos and dinosaurs to explore the crucial role that extinction can play in the evolution of life.
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