Ashurbanipal,  King of the World at the British Museum

Ashurbanipal, King of the World at the British Museum

I am Ashurbanipal, King of the World, King of Assyria.                          ” Forget Death and feed life”            ( Ancient Mesopotamian Inscription from Nineveh)   ” I am Ashurbanipal, King of the World, King of Assyria”, claimed Ashurbanipal himself in a cuneiform inscription. It would appear from archaeological  evidence and...

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The Wider Earth

The Wider Earth

The Natural History Museum Tickets from 23.50   There is a statue of Darwin that graces the entrance hall of the Natural History Museum, smiling benignly at the immense whale skeleton suspended above the milling crowds. As anticipated the statue is more beard than man, with an assumed twinkle in...

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Turning the page on 2019 with John Sandoe

Turning the page on 2019 with John Sandoe

Chelsea’s John Sandoe Books Ltd was founded in 1957 and is one of the foremost independent booksellers in London. Stocking over 30,000 works of literature hand selected by the staff, the sheer breadth of selection could be intimidating to the casual browser so we’ve picked out the crème de la...

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