The British Museum said it will lend Iran an ancient artifact known as the Cyrus Cylinder for a period of four months, allowing the treasure to be featured in an exhibition opening Sept. 12 at the National Museum of Iran.
The British Museum said it will prolong its loan to Iran of an ancient artifact for three more months, meeting a request by the Iranian authorities.
The British Museum’s exhibition on Colombian gold conjures up a conquistador’s dream. Its precious treasures gleam in mysterious twilit galleries.
At least 3,500 visitors to the British Museum in London were evacuated today after an odd smell caused eye and throat irritation, the British Broadcasting Corp. reported on its Web site.