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Key Vocabulary

Cabinets
Gabinetes
Curiosities
Curiosidades
Preservation
Preservación
Collection
Colección
Distant
Distantes

A Brief History of Museums

Learn how museums came into being.

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A Brief History of Museums

Learn how museums came into being.

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Read and listen to this story in Beelinguapp!

Nowadays, museums house everything you can imagine, from art and historical artifacts to everyday objects such as tap waters (Beijing Tap Water Museum) or ramen soups (Momofuku Ando Instant Ramen Museum).
The love for collecting seems to be embedded in human DNA. Collecting practices have been dated to 3000 BCE among Mesopotamian royalty.

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