London has been described as a metropolis constructed on the spoils of empire, prompting guests, at the very least over a moist weekend in March, to surprise why extra of those spoils weren’t spent on correct indoor heating. And with ethical debates raging over the looted holdings of the British Museum, these similar guests may resolve they don’t wish to stroll that far within the rain, and as an alternative go to the extra modest assortment on the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology.
In contrast to the British Museum, the Petrie has been spared any distinguished repatriation requests. Maybe nobody has heard of it, or maybe nobody actually desires one other millennia-old miniature carving of a baboon drinking beer. A small show of Tutankhamen’s childhood toys is definitely much less hanging than the boy-king’s solid-gold demise masks, and impeccably preserved palm-fiber sandals make for much less inspiring cultural heritage campaigns than the Elgin Marbles.
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