By Tom Allin
Knowing we wouldn’t see everything we hadn’t already seen we immediately
headed to the staircase and the second floor. No time to waste when this may be the
last day we have to roam the British Museum.
Damn, the staircase walls are covered by beautiful mosaics. Some of them are made
to look like rugs and they look so real you want to reach out touch them. OK, we
have climbed a lot of stairs in the last 20 months but none as slow as these and if we
weren’t in a hurry we would have climbed even slower.
As we cut through several galleries to get to the Oxus treasures (modern day Iraq)
every once in a while something would catch one or both of our attention.