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 more history unfolds, the less the description “Homo sapiens” -- man the wise -- seems to fit. Perhaps we should speak instead of Homo pictor, man the painter, or of human beings as the sculpting species.
Senior political figures appeared at the opening reception for the British Museum ’s new exhibition “Afghanistan: Crossroads of the Ancient World.” Speeches were made by the U.K. Foreign Secretary William Hague and Afghan President Hamid Karzai , the latter dressed in his trademark robes. Other leading politicians were in the audience.