Friday, April 10, 2009

Persian History in the British Museum

I've been seeing the advert below quite often at London underground stations for the past few months. As I am Persian and very much interested in great Persian history, I would definitely pay a visit to the Persian section of the British Museum.

The last time I visited the British museum was roughly 4 years ago. I pretty enjoyed the proper arrangement of the different collections which nicely represented the trend of history.


I spent hours on the Persian, Roman, Greek and Egyptian galleries. Unfortunately due to the so called irregular stance of the current government of Iran with the western world, Persian history is not being represented very well and in most cases is confused with other Middle eastern civilizations. What' s obvious is that ancient Persian civilization made a great contribution to the development of human civilization.