Visit to British Museum

I spent a few hours today at the British Museum in central London. I wanted to see two things.
The first was the current exhibition on what I have always known to be Montezuma, the king of the Aztecs. However, I learned that he is now known as Moctezuma and his people are now called the Mexica. Moctezuma was ruler from 1502 to 1520 until the Spanish invaded his capital. It is a fascinating exhibition.
The second was the permanent display of artefacts from Ancient Persia or – as we call it now – Iran. This includes some bits from Persepolis and the famous Cyrus cylinder. I’m working on a short story called “The Man From Iran” and my look around Room 52 was part of my research.


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