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Vikings at the British Museum; World War I portraits; and, Ruin Lust…

If you visited the exhibit, what did you think?

Exploring London

RoskildeThe Vikings come to the British Museum from today with the first major exhibition in more than 30 years. Vikings: life and legend , the first exhibition to be held in the new Sainsbury Exhibition Gallery, was developed with the National Museum of Denmark and the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin (National Museums in Berlin) and looks at the Viking period from the late 8th century to the early 11th century. Featuring many new archaeological discoveries and objects never seen before in the UK alongside items from the British Museum’s own collection, the exhibition is centred on the surviving timbers of a 37 metre long Viking warship excavated from the banks of the Roskilde fjord in Denmark (pictured). Other items include skeletons recently excavated from a mass grave of executed Vikings in Dorset, the Vale of York Hoard (discovered in 2007) and a stunning hoard of silver from Gnezdovo in…

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You Should Have Seen It in Color: A Photographic Tour of Italy and the U.K. in B&W

Someone once said, “You don’t take a photograph. You ask, quietly, to borrow it.” As I’ve struggled over the past couple of weeks for a topic to blog on (being the ever indecisive Libra), I decided to give readers a taste of my secret pleasure, black and white photography. The following ten pictures show some favorites from my time spent in Italy and the United Kingdom over the last two years:

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