British Museum, London
The beginning of the British Museum in London was laid by Dr. Hans Sloan, who presented his collection to the state in 1753. It was moved to the present building in 1824, which was entirely built for the museum. Today, the British Museum welcomes more than 6 million visitors a year. The museum is divided into the following departments: Early History and Europe; Middle East; Egypt and Sudan; Greek and Roman Antiquities; Africa, Oceania and the Americas; Coins and medals; Engravings and paintings.
The British Museum in London houses more than 6 million artefacts, from the most ancient history to the present day. Several unique exhibits are also kept there: Egyptian mummies; The Rosetta Stone, which helps decipher Egyptian writing; the Elgin Marbles.