Sunday, 16 April 2006

Here is a statue of Euclid at the Museum of Natural History.

Next we visited the adjacent Pitt Rivers Museum. General Augustus Henry Lane Fox Pitt Rivers founded the museum in 1884 with a bequest of 20000 items. He specified they must be displayed in the thematic arrangement that he preferred, not chronologially or by region. So for example, there is a case about weaving that holds European bobbin lace, woven baskets from tribes around the world, and many other kinds of weaving from all parts of the world.

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