We started our fourth day in London by heading over to the British Museum. From what we had read and heard from others that visited in the past, this museum is massive and almost impossible to take in in one day. So we understood from the get-go that we would only be picking out a few sections to explore.
Probably the most famous artifact in the museum is the Rosetta Stone. I didn’t realize that the stone was discovered in the late 1800’s. That means all the nonsense hieroglyphics we see weren’t understood until very recently. I didn’t get a great picture of the stone, which is pretty big, because there was litterally a shit storm of people hovering around it. Spoiler alert, all the symbols are in Greek and hieroglyphics, you wont be able to read it. But it was cool to see.
There were several levels and rooms filled with Egyptian artifacts. Mummys, tombs, statues, hair brushes, arrowheads, you name it. Everything was in there. It was awesome to see how well preserved some of the stuff was.
The other incredibly famous exhibit is the Parthenon. What’s that? I thought the Parthenon was in Greece. Well, it use to be until the British came through and liberated it from the incapable hands of the Greeks. I say that tongue-in cheek, but seriously, the British have half of the parthenon statues. We had these sweet audio guides to tell us about each of the scenes, and how you can tell what age the sculptor was. I would write about it but it would take me too long to explain everything, and honestly I don’t think you would understand it. Mostly because it’s been a few weeks, so my mind has jumbled up the facts in ways unimaginable. It would be like playing Telephone but with Greek History.
That evening we went out to the Queen’s Theater and saw an awesome production of Les Miserables. This is Laura’s favorite musical, and one of mine as well. The songs were sung fantastically! We had seats five rows from the front of the stage, so we could see every emotion being conveyed by the performers. The theater itself was small and intimate. It felt like we were at a private show just for us. When we go back to London, we will definitely go see another show.
Here are a few pictures from the British Museum. I couldn’t take pictures in the play. Hope you enjoy!