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Unpicking History

We went to the British Museum to see their exhibition on Egyptian Hieroglyphs. The most interesting section, for me, was the description of the hunt to decipher this unique and almost lost language. A French Egyptologist and and English polymath … Continue reading

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The Wall And Other Weirdies: Part One #Iceland

What did I know about Iceland? It’s pretty cold It is a geology lesson It explodes more frequently than my old French master used to trying to get me to decline avoir They beat us at footie Everyone is known basically … Continue reading

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M is for Museums #atozchallenge

Museums abound in London. The widening of affluence in the 18th and 19th centuries, the desire to do the Grand Tour and bring home a little light statuary for mumsie, the need to collect generally, they are within our DNA. … Continue reading

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