ESERCIZIO NUM: 2995 - CATEGORIA: comprensione > comprensione-intermediate - DIFFICOLTA': ***
Leggi il brano sul British Museum e scgli l'alternativa corretta per le parole in stampatello.
The British Museum is one of London's MOST/MORE visited attractions, and it was the first public museum IN/OF the world. The main gate is in Great Russel Street and the nearest TUBE/UNDERGROUND stations are Tottenham Court Road and Russell CIRCUS/SQUARE. The first thing you'll see there is the Great Court, the largest covered public square in Europe. It has a spectacular glass and steel roof, designed by Norman Foster in 2000. At the centre you can see the Reading Room, formerly the British LIBRARY/BOOKSHOP, where many big brains of history like Charles Dikens, Karl Marx, Oscar Wilde and Gandhi used to go. Around this there are galleries devoted to world cultures, where you can find objects from Ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome, the Middle East, Asia, Africa and of course Britain. If you don't have much MONEY/TIME for your visit, here are some of the museum highlights. On the ground floor the Rosetta Slave is on display in Room4. It is a stone FOUND/DISCOVERED in 1799, with an inscription which was the key to deciphering hieroglyphs. On the same floor you can see the Parthenon Sculptures, marble works from the famous temple on the Acropolis in Athens. At the foot of the East Stairs there is the Mexican Gallery, featuring the Mosaic Mask of Teztaxalapota, a god known as the Smoking Mirror. This mask is a turquoise mosaic laid over a human skull. Another highlight on display on the first FLOOR/STOREY is Lindow Man. He was a young man from Lindow who died 2000 years ago, probably as a human sacrifice.