Today we're visiting the British Museum in London. Its permanent collection of some 8 million objects is among the largest and most comprehensive in existence. Take a look at the artefacts listed below, we'll be looking for them soon.
Knock Knock. Hoo's there? The Sutton Hoo helmet is somewhere amongst this Saxon treasure. Drag and click your way around the museum to find it. Just remember that all that glitters is not gold.
Helmet from the ship burial at Sutton HooBritish Museum
The Sutton Hoo Helmet
The Sutton Hoo Helmet is one of the most important Anglo-Saxon finds of all time. Only four complete Anglo-Saxon helmets are known to date, and this is the most elaborate. Made of iron, it is covered with tinned copper alloy panels showing a range of scenes
Replica of the Sutton Hoo helmetBritish Museum
This replica of the helmet from the ship burial at Sutton Hoo was made in the 1970s by experts at the Royal Armouries in London. It provides a real sense of how impressive the original helmet would have been, with its gilded and tinned decoration.
The Rosetta Stone is one of the most visited objects in the British Museum, but where is it?
The Rosetta Stone (-196/-196)British Museum
The Rosetta Stone
The Rosetta Stone is inscribed with a royal decree, issued in 196 BC by King Ptolemy V Epiphanes and repeated in three different languages: Egyptian hieroglyphs, Demotic, and Ancient Greek.
Its multi-lingual inscriptions which were key to decyphering Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs. Before its discovery in 1799, few people thought hieroglyphs would ever be translated.
Hoa Hakananai'a is somewhere in this room…
Hoa Hakananai'a (1200/1200)British Museum
Hoa Hakananai'a is a moai (statue) from Easter Island. The moai were probably carved to commemorate important ancestors and were made from around AD 1000 until the second half of the seventeenth century
Hoa Hakananai'a was taken by the crew of the English ship HMS Topaze, under the command of Richard Ashmore Powell, on their visit to Easter Island in 1868 to carry out surveying work.
Battling Centaur and Lapith from the Parthenon Marbles
As the gods relax, the Centaurs and Lapiths fight. Can you find them battling?
metope (-447/-438)British Museum
These carved stone squares, known as metopes, once formed a decorative strip running around the top of the Parthenon. They depict The Centauromachy, a mythical battle between the barbarian Centaurs and the civilized Lapiths.
Here, a Centaur and a Lapith tussle like wrestlers. The Lapith has grabbed the Centaur by the hair with his right hand, ready to strike.