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Welcome to the museum! Here you will find a collection of objects from ancient civilisations. Objects of beauty, objects of functionality, objects of war, objects of life, and objects of death and burial. As you wander from room to room, explore the magnificence of what civilisations have left behind over thousands of years of human history.
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It certainly does give the next best thing: a basic introduction to a number of ancient cultures (mostly no longer in existence) and an exciting visual experience that will one hopes, inspire readers to go (coining a phrase from Bruner), 'beyond the information given'. -- Jill Bennett Red Reading Hub Packed with facts and stories, beautifully detailed illustrations, a timeline and an overview of each ancient culture it explores, Historium is perfect for any budding archaeologist. -- The Week Junior The Week Junior Exquisite illustrations and fascinating facts combine in this wonderful tour through the artefacts of past civilisations, from 12th-century Lewis Chessmen to the bust of queen Neferiti. EVENT - Mail on Sunday Following the bestselling Animalium, Historium "curated" by Richard Wilkinson and illustrated by Jo Nelson (Big Picture GBP20), is another handsome work with wide appeal. It uses well-chosen photographs and text to emulate a museum tour and teach history from artefacts. -- Nicolette Jones Culture Magazine - The Sunday Times The long-awaited follow up to the excellent Animalium, this book provides a doorway to archaeological objects found from ancient civilisations, all from the comfort of your school library... All kind of readers will find something in this book that will interest them...For me it is the drawings that make this book something extra special. -- Kevin Sheehan SLA Magazine ...if I had children to buy for they would all get Historium, the next in the Welcome to the Museum series. The illustrations are beautiful and it's packed with information which makes readers want to go and find out more about the subject. -- Dawn Hinsley Gainsborough Echo