One of the European cities that attracts more tourists each year is Berlin, which is also constantly growing and can almost be compared, at the visitor level, with others that have always been ahead such as London or Paris. In the German capital you can find a lot of places of interest and activities to do, and it is a city in which the cultural life it is very important.
Today I would like to tell you about one of the most successful museums in the city, the Egyptian Museum, and where you can discover, as its name says, all the Egyptian history and culture. A museum that exists since the 18th century and that in all these years has evolved a lot and has managed to have a truly spectacular collection. The royal art collection of the Prussian kings was the first to be exhibited.
According to the history of the museum, Alexander von Humboldt recommended that a egyptian section in which it was the original museum and the first objects arrived in the year 1828. During the Second World War the museum suffered serious damage and was divided between East and West Berlin, to meet again after the reunification of Germany.
In the extensive collection of this museum you can find objects that go from the year 4000 BC (which was the pre-dynastic period) to the period of Roman rule, although most of what there is dates from the rule of Akhenaten, more or less than 1340 BC. The most famous piece you find in the museum is a queen nefertiti bust which is perfectly preserved.
Another of the most interesting details of the permanent collection is the call "Green head", which dates from 400 BC and is considered the most important work of the Late Egyptian Period.
Egyptian Museum of Berlin, Germany (June 2023)