British Library & British Museum
We stopped in at the British Museum the other day and saw their “Roman Britain” room. Among other cool things, they had several very nice stone inscriptions. Some were from doorways, some were from soldiers’ graves. It was interesting that some of them were in rustic capitals. I also saw the Rosetta Stone (that sucker’s big!) and some cool Anglo-Saxon artifacts.
This morning my Mom and I saw the “Taking Liberties” exhibit about the struggle for freedom and rights in Britain. Stuff like the Magna Carta, suffragette literature, good stuff all around. The Magna Carta (at least the copy they had out for the exhibit) was written in a lovely civilité hand, as were other documents in the exhibit. It was hard to get good photos since the light was very low and I didn’t want to use a flash. Still, some came out nice and are going online.