On Astronomy’s August tour of London, some 25 readers and I had the great pleasure of seeing many important astronomical sites in England. One of those majestic places was the British Museum, and I shot some videos during parts of the trip.
This video shows one of the great treasures of the museum, the Nereid Monument, a tomb from Xanthos, Lycia, in present-day southwestern Turkey. The tomb dates from 390—380 B.C. and takes its name from the Nereids, sea nymphs who were featured in statues on the tomb. It was built for Erbinna, ruler of Xanthos, who chose to be buried in a Greek-style temple.
The video also features the accompanying gallery showing friezes and other decorative elements of the tomb.
Enjoy the video, and I will post more of these soon.