Sunday, September 11, 2005

Forgotten Empire: the world of Ancient Persia

Forgotten Empire: the world of Ancient Persia
The British Museum's latest blockbuster exhibition is 'Forgotten Empire: the world of Ancient Persia'.

The exhibition itself has received excellent reviews: 'stunning', The Observer. The website is designed in the British Museum's usual idiosyncratic style.

British Museum exhibition microsites (and their parent website itself) appear more suited to printed marketing material than the online world. Large images dominate, text can't be resized and is often presented in graphics. You can certainly forget about such mundane considerations as unique page titles, meta keywords or descriptions. Give up if your screen resolution is set to anything less than 1024 x 768 pixels.

Buried amongst the ticket information, events listings and restaurant details is a link to a selection of objects featured in the exhibition.

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When you click on an individual item, such as this Gold rhyton, don't miss the show toolbar icon in the bottom left corner of the images, clicking on this allows you to zoom in on a high quality image of the object.


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