Sutton Hoo

Sutton Hoo

Examine some of the beautiful objects found in this famous ship burial, and see what the excavation site looked like. Includes jewellery, coins, helmets and more.
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The art of Benin

The art of Benin

Uncover the famous bronzes from the royal palace in Benin – a glimpse of a thriving ancient civilisation. Includes information on the bronze plaques and a scheme of work.
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Discover the Arab World

Discover the Arab World

Use the rich collection of the British Museum to explore key themes about Arab people and culture: achievement, art, conflict, diversity, gender and global interaction. Supports teaching about the region at KS3/4 in art and design, history, citizenship and religious education. Includes an image bank plus a booklet and additional teachers' notes.
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Art guide: the natural world

Art guide: the natural world

Throughout history artists have drawn inspiration from and represented the world around them. This shows itself in images of plants, animals and landscape. The objects in the British Museum offer a vast range of resources that students can explore in relation to the natural world. This teacher guide offers ideas to get you started thinking about how the Museum can support work in this area.
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British Museum: Pompeii and Herculaneum image bank

British Museum: Pompeii and Herculaneum image bank

A slideshow of highlights from the British Museum special exhibition Life and death: Pompeii and Herculaneum (please note this exhibition is no longer open). This image bank, designed for classroom whiteboard use, showcases objects from the exhibition alongside site photographs.
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Greek Women

Greek Women

What was life like for women in ancient Greece? This resource uses objects to examine the roles women played in ancient Greece from weaving to ritual ceremonies.
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Egypt: the development of mummification

Egypt: the development of mummification

From sand-dried bodies to Roman mummy boards, follow the history of mummification. This resource aims to help students understand how and why artificial mummification was developed by the ancient Egyptians and the processes (both natural and artificial) involved in mummification.
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