Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung

Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung

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Masterpieces from different eras of ancient Egypt
The collection of the Egyptian Museum and the papyrus collection are always worth a visit – they are located in the New Museum on Berlin's Museum Island and attract numerous visitors every year with their imposing statues, fascinating papyri, and heavy stone sarcophagi from the time of Ancient Egypt. Furthermore, works of art from Sudan can be found here, such as reliefs from the Pyramid Chapels in Meroë. The papyrus collection is a very special highlight: If you have always wanted to see Homer's "Iliad" or manuscripts of the "Sinuhe novel" with your own eyes, this is the place to be. This impressive "library of antiquity" shows how the Egyptian and Nubian cultures have changed over the millennia. In addition to the Egyptian Museum and the Papyrus Collection, the Neues Museum also houses the Museum of Pre- and Early History and the Collection of Classical Antiquities. The architecture of the Neues Museum is also an eye-catcher: the classicist building was built in the middle of the 19th century and is considered the main work of the architect Friedrich August Stüler. After its destruction in the Second World War, it was restored by the renowned British architect David Chipperfield. The Neues Museum is part of the Museum Island Berlin and thus part of the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage – a must-see on every Berlin-visit!
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Location
Opening hours
 
Monday
10am - 6pm
Tuesday
10am - 6pm
Wednesday
10am - 6pm
Thursday
10am - 8pm
Friday
10am - 6pm
Saturday
10am - 6pm
Sunday
10am - 6pm
 
 
Exhibitions
Ancient Egypt
Insight into the continuity and changes of Ancient Egyptian culture over four millennia
17.10.2009 until further notice
Photographic Memories 
Nubia around 1900
March 06, 2020 - September 30, 2020
Akhmim 
Egypt’s Forgotten City
May 21, 2021 - September 12, 2021
Digital Guide
Interactive tours and virtual exhibitions
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