The mysteries of Ancient Egypt
The Ancient Egyptian section is one of the most popular parts of the British Museum. This is one of the largest collections in the world outside of Egypt. The explanations are very clear, outlining the manufacturing process of mummies, the embalming of the dead, burial, beliefs associated with death, the afterlife, and the various Egyptian gods. After the French were defeated and driven out of Egypt, the British army confiscated many of these objects which Napoleon had collected. This included the Rosetta Stone, one of the most important exhibits in the museum, a transcript of an Egyptian text in Greek and Latin that subsequently allowed scholars to understand and decipher hieroglyphics for the first time.