The British Museum was opened to the public way back in 1759. Since its opening it has gained a reputation for being one of the largest and most important museums in the world. Located in the heart of London, the museum now welcomes around 5 million visitors a year. The Museum is dedicated to human history, to arts and culture. Its vast collection comes from every corner of the world. Inside the British Museum, you can find more than 8 million works in 70 different galleries; you can see precious ceramics, sculptures, prints, drawings and paintings. This guided tour of the museum will explore in detail how humanity has evolved to the present day. From ancient civilizations to modern life, we will explore some of the deepest questions in the history of the world: why did our ancestors decide to settle in specific areas of the globe and start farming? Why have we incorporated in our culture Gods , kings and nations? Why were money and writing invented? During the visit you will observe many of the precious treasures preserved inside the Museum including the Rosetta Stone, dating back to 196 BC which was the key to unlocking the history of ancient Egypt. In the Greek galleries you will visit the sculptures of the Parthenon, once part of the temple of the Parthenon, ating from 447 to 438 BC. You will also see many other important artifacts among which the Lewis's Chess, the two-headed Aztec snake and Easter Island Moai. At the end of the two-and-a-half hour tour, you'll be able to boast a perfect understanding of how the ancient civilizations of the world have shaped our past and inevitably changed our present.