Ashmolean Museum
Beaumont St
Oxford, OX1 2PH
+44 (0)1865 278178

Founded in 1683 by Elias Ashmole, the Ashmolean was Britain’s first public museum. The Museum was initially the home of a collection of miscellaneous manmade and natural specimens and curiosities from every corner of the world. The collection now includes international objects and artefacts from the Neolithic era to the present day.

Bronze head of Marcus Aurelius with inlaid eyes 2nd-century AD, Found near Brackley, UK

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