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The British Museum Puzzle Book

Dr Gareth Moore


Solve intriguing and challenging puzzles based on the world-renowned British Museum collection

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The Rosetta Stone, Egyptian hieroglyphs, Assyrian reliefs, the Lewis Chessmen: many mysteries of the past are found within the walls of the British Museum, home to some of the most magnificent treasures in the world. Now you can learn more about its famous artefacts as you work your way through this beautifully designed, generously illustrated puzzle book.

Created by the internationally renowned puzzle expert Dr Gareth Moore, this enticing mix of general knowledge, brainteasers, word games, crosswords and decipherment challenges offers a wealth of insight into the Museum’s widely varied collection. The puzzles are arranged in six thematic sections: the British Museum, Everyday Living, Bestiary, Myth and Magic, the Written Word, and Treasure. Additional facts about the Museum and its objects are provided throughout the book, affording readers a wider understanding of the role of the Museum today.

Making history accessible to all, and with new insights for general readers, this richly entertaining book is perfect for puzzlers and armchair historians everywhere.

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'Highly educational'
Church Times

'Imaginative, witty, deliberately challenging assortment of puzzles created by brain trainer Gareth Moore'

'Offers an entertaining (and sometimes challenging) way to while away a few hours, especially at times you would have liked to get lost down a museum corridor or two'
British Archaeology

'Moore explains historical detail and puzzle instructions alike with conversational ease, making the content accessible regardless of ability or prior knowledge ... Hunting out your favourite entries in the book will undoubtedly enrich future [British Museum] visits and encourage thorough exploration of some of the less famous galleries. Just as the museum celebrates the diversity of human history, this book highlights the range of possibilities when it comes to puzzles, and is thus perfect for fans of either'
Puzzles HQ

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Book Details

Format: Paperback

Size: 23.4 x 14.9 cm

Extent: 256 pp

Illustrations: 276

Publication date: 5 October 2023

ISBN: 9780500480915

About the Author

Dr Gareth Moore is the bestselling author of The Ordnance Survey Puzzle Book, Brain Games for Clever Kids, The Mindfulness Puzzle Book series, The Mammoth Book of New Sudoku and many more titles.