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Mr Monkey at Tavistock Square

"Someone did a lot of carving here"

Mr Monkey in front of four statues of Sukhmet Mr Monkey between a pair of Assyrian winged guardian creatures

Mr Monkey scampered along to the British Museum, where he decided to look at some ancient statues. If he'd known that Sekhmet was such an aggressive sort of goddess, he wouldn't have jumped around in front of four of her so cheerfully. He decided not to go between the two neo-Assyrian winged beasts that guarded the palace of Ashurnasirpal II around 883 to 859 BC, just in case they didn't like monkeys.

You can find out about almost everything they've got at the British Museum by using their excellent but oddly named Compass database.

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