Ashmolean Museum

Part of the Ashmolean Museum

In addition the the University, Oxford is home to many museums, perhaps the most famous of which is the¬†Ashmolean. Since museums in England are free to the public, my friends and I have been making good use of them as a source of entertainment (and culture/learning of course). Like almost all of Oxford, the Ashmoelan is both old and historic; it began as a modest collection of “curiosities” displayed in a single room in the 1620s. Since then the Ashmoelan collections have grown in both size and prestige. Perhaps my favorite part of the collection was their rather impressive display of Greek antiquities.

A room full of ancient Greek statues at the Ashmolean

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