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Approx how many items(objects or works) are in British Museum ?

4 million
8 million
12 million
16 million

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The British Museum was established in

1655
1705
1753
1865

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Although it was  established in 1753, the museum first opened to the public on 15 January 1759 in Montagu House in Bloomsbury.

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Who is the director of the British museum ?

John Mc Thomas
Thomas John
Neil MacGregor
Mike David Thomas

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He is the director since 2002. He was the Editor of the Burlington Magazine from 1981 to 1987, the Director of the National Gallery, London, from 1987 to 2002.

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Who provided the foundation of the British Museum ?

John Mc Thomas
Thomas John
Neil MacGregor
Hans Sloane

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He was an Irish physician and collector

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Who gave the Old Royal Library to museum and the right to a copy of every book published in the country in 1757 ?

King George I
King George II
King George III
King George IV

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He ensured that the Museum's library would expand indefinitely.

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The Department of Asia of the British Museum has collections of

25,000 objects
35,000 objects
55,000 objects
75,000 objects

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What is the height of masterpiece Rosetta Stone in British Museum ?

1 feet
10 feet
1 meter
10 meter

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The Rosetta Stone is more than 2,200 years old and stands one meter high. It was discovered in the year 1799 which led the Hieroglyphics Decoder. The same message was written on the Rosetta Stone in three different languages.

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The British Museum was the most popular attraction in the UK in 2010. How many people visited this site in same year ?

3.8 million
4.8 million
5.8 million
6.8 million

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Who designed the Smirke Building of British Museum ?

Sir Robert Smirke
Sir Taylor King
Sir Taylor Simon
Sir Major David Boon

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Smirke Building was completed in which year ?

1823
1853
1873
1893

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The idea for the Smirke Building, designed by Sir Robert Smirke in Greek revival style, was conceived in 1823 but the addition was not completed until nearly 30 years later in 1853

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