In Alphabetical Order

Today is the anniversary of the publication of Samuel Johnson‘s great “Dictionary of the English Language” (aka Johnson’s Dictionary) on 15 April 1755. It remained the dictionary for the next 150 years.

We visited Johnson’s House during our visit to London six months ago. It is a nicely restored 18th century townhouse full of period furniture, Johnson memorabilia and books – including Johnson’s Dictionary of course.

Dig the Archaeology

We have a bit of a weakness for ancient artefacts, so we visited the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology last time we were in London.

The varied and interesting exhibits in the museum include the striking hieroglyphics above and the bull headed god below. The exhibits on display are just part of the museum’s total collection of over 80,000 items.