London – Day 2

The British Museum is stunning and overwhelming. It’s impossible to see everything but we did explore and see a lot today.

Duke in the Enlightenment Gallery
Me with one of the human headed winged lions that guarded an Assyrian Palace from 4800 b.c.

The museum has displays of several hoards, or collections of treasures, buried for safekeeping and forgotten. I have always loved the idea of how exciting it must be to discover a hoard.

This hoard of late Roman silver tableware from the 4th century was found in 1941 or 1942
This enormous Viking silver hoard was buried between 905 and 910 a.d. the hoard weighed about 40kg.
This Iron Age gold Roman jewelry is part of the Winchester Hoard. It was found by a metal detectorist scattered in a plowed field in 2000.

For dinner we went to a restaurant my sister, Betsy recommended. Rules is supposed to be the oldest restaurant in London. We shared the roast rib of beef for two with Yorkshire pudding. For desert we had an English classic, sticky toffee pudding. We could only get a reservation for 10pm. So by the time we walked the .9 miles back to our hotel, it was after midnight. Given how full I am, the walk in the cold was a good thing!

Roast rib of beef and Yorkshire pudding
Duke and I eating dinner at Rules
Sticky toffee pudding
Me at Rules
Rules Restaurant

Author: marionvermazen

I am a traveler, hiker, avid reader, Sun alumnus, computer geek, Spanish and French language student, knitter and genealogist. I am retired after working for almost 30 years in the Computer Industry. I live in Reno, Nevada with my husband Duke.

One thought on “London – Day 2”

  1. Loved this post! That museum is amazing and the info on the hoards is interesting! Loved the info on the restaurant and photos of your meal. Happy travels!


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