About 2550 years ago, the latest king of Babylon deposited a cylinder in the foundations of a building which proclaimed to the Babylonian literati that he was just the kind of king that all the best Babylonian literature said a king should be. 618 more words
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Human Rights are defined as the freedoms you are guaranteed simply because you are human.
They are based on the principle of respect for the individual and their fundamental assumption is that each person is a moral and rational being who deserves to be treated with dignity. 789 more words
Neil MacGregor, Director, British Museum
The British Museum is a museum of the world, for the world and nothing demonstrates this more than the loan of a Parthenon sculpture to the… 630 more words
Doing a history PhD is pointless – according to (both of) my city-banker-friends. All I’m doing is accumulating knowledge with no real world application, they say, as they use their iPhone 5 and somebody else’s money to trade imaginary bits of paper with randomly assigned values. 1,057 more words