Audio description tour

This tour features a selection of twenty objects displayed in five of the Museum's galleries - Egyptian Sculpture (Room 4), Parthenon Sculptures (Room 18), Living and Dying (Room 24), the African Galleries (Room 25) and the Enlightenment Gallery (Room 1).

The authors and editors of our online tours usually write with the assumption, whether conscious or not, that the reader can either see the image of the object on the website, or if they visit the Museum, in the gallery itself. This tour is different, as the text has been specially written for blind or partially sighted visitors.

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Colossal bust of Ramesses II

One of the largest pieces of Egyptian sculpture in the British Museum.
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Giant sculpture of a scarab beetle

This diorite sculpture, at around one and a half metres long, is one of the largest representations known.
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Tree of Life

The Tree of Life was made by four Mozambican artists: Cristovao Canhavato (Kester), Hilario Nhatugueja, Fiel dos Santos and Adelino Serafim Maté.
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The Atomic Apocalypse, by the Linares family

The celebration of the festivals of All Saints and All Souls.
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The Rosetta Stone

A valuable key to the decipherment of hieroglyphs.
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Kozo, the double-headed dog

Kongo carvers produced wooden carvings (minkisi, singular: nkisi) which were used in rituals.
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