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Specialist booksellers from the British Museum Bookshop give their recommendations for the best illustrated titles across art, archaeology history and world cultures. This week Natasha and Sandra suggest  titles that give insights into two very distinct ancient cultures:

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“Babylon: Myth and Reality – From the magnificence of Nebuchadnezzar’s state buildings and the ziggurat that inspired the tower of Babel, to the myths that surround the city of Babylon today, this book provides the reader with an insight into what was a truly captivating city.”  – Natasha, Bookseller

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“The Painted Tomb-Chapel of Nebamun – This profusely illustrated book is the ultimate guided tour through the tomb-chapel of Nebamun. The author takes us on a detailed journey into the elite society of Ancient Egypt through the tombs beautiful paintings.” – Sandra, Bookseller

Both these recomended titles are available now on the British Museum online shop – with free delivery on all UK book orders.

Retail Recommends

Specialist booksellers from the British Museum Bookshop give their recommendations for the best illustrated titles across art, archaeology history and world cultures. This week Sandra and Akemi pick their favourite gift books:

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Look Here is a little book filled with big surprises! This wordless book is a playful take on the museums’ collection which invites you to explore the visual idiosyncrasies and  connections across cultures and time in a witty way. Parents and children alike will love it.” – Sandra

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” Illustrated with beautiful paintings, the Haiku Animals anthology is full of warm, nostalgic stories that will instantly transport any reader to old time Japan.” – Akemi, bookseller

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Specialist booksellers from the British Museum Bookshop give their recommendations for the best illustrated titles across art, archaeology history and world cultures.  This week,  Akemi and Carlos go head to head with their favourites from our Masterpieces series:

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Masterpieces of Ancient Egypt is full of powerful images of the Ancient Egyptian collections in the British Museum. With concise and clear text providing a valuable introduction to the magnificent history of Ancient Egypt it’s ideal as both a gift and an educational resource.” Akemi, bookseller

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“Masterpieces of Classical Art is the definitive introduction to the arts of the Classical World. Lavish images and accurate descriptions will take you on an amazing journey of discovery through the British Museums’ splendid collections.”  Carlos, bookseller

Can’t make your mind up? Masterpieces of the British Museum offers an introduction to over 250 of the museum’s higlights. Available now from the British Museum shop.