Museum Secrets Series 2

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Inside the American Museum of Natural History
From dinosaurs to meteorites to the origins of the human species, the American Museum of Natural History houses 32 million objects, is visited by over 4 million people annually, and…
Inside the Imperial War Museum
The Imperial War Museum tells the story of Britain at war, from World War One to the present, through a collection of 10 million items - from guns to planes…
Inside the National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City
This impressive modern museum, visited by 2 million people every year, tells the story of Mexico from before the Aztec civilization to the Spanish conquest. In this episode, a chemical…
Inside the Pergamon and Neues Museums, Berlin
On the famed "Museum Island" in the river that winds through Berlin are the Pergamon and Neues Museums which display some of the most spectacular objects from the ancient world.…
Inside the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
The Kunsthistorisches Museum is a treasury of antiquities and weaponry collected by the royal family known as the Habsburgs - a dynasty that ruled much of Europe for 500 years.…
Inside the Topkapi Palace Museum, Istanbul
Once the palace of the Sultans of the Ottoman Empire, Topkapi Palace Museum in Istanbul is a vast treasury of Islamic culture, science and weaponry, visited by over 2 million…

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Tutankhamun’s Mask
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