Ancient Egypt

Permanent exhibition
Neues Museum

Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung (Egyptian Museum and Papyrus Collection) has a chance to present itself on a scale never shown until now, with over 2.500 exhibits on display in the Neues Museum's northern wing over three floors, covering 3.600 m².

The conception and design of the display collection affords a comprehensive insight into the continuity and changes of Ancient Egyptian culture over four millennia as well as the cultural history of Ancient Sudan. The tomb architecture and relief art of the Old Kingdom are revealed in a unique way through the reconstruction of several chambers of offering. As well as illustrating various key cultural aspects, such as the cult of death and the gods, royalty and everyday life, the scholarly history of Egyptology itself is also presented and outlined in depth for the first time. In the "Library of Antiquity", the Papyrus Collection presents a selection of highly significant texts and literary works taken from the culture of writing that stretches all the way from Ancient Egypt down to Late Antiquity.

The exhibition concept places special emphasis on giving visitors a good idea of what the Ancient Egyptians looked like, through a series of sculptures arranged in several rooms according to various viewpoints, the apotheosis of which is formed by the display of the bust of Nefertiti in the Neues Museum's North Dome Room.

A permanent exhibition of Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin.

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Neues Museum / Valerie Schmidt
Das Alte Ägypten entdecken

Ausstellungsgespräch | 60 Minuten | 30 Euro | kostenfrei

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Neues Museum / Anika Büssemeier
Hieroglyphen – Schreiben wie die alten Ägypter

Workshop | 120 Minuten | 60 Euro

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Neues Museum / Anika Büssemeier
Online: Das Alte Ägypten entdecken

Workshop online | 90 Minuten | 45 Euro

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Illustration: Leo Leowald
Topf in Form! Vom Tonkrug zur Teetasse

Projekttag | 240 Minuten | kostenfrei

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Leo Leowald
Von gestern und übermorgen. Geschichte der Museumsinsel

Projekttag | 240 Minuten | kostenfrei

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Illustration Leo Leowald
Wie sieht Glück aus? Glücksdarstellungen

Projekttag | 240 Minuten | kostenfrei

Nefertiti Bust, Egypt, Tell el-Amarna, New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, ca. 1351–1334 BC, donated by James Simon
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung / Sandra Steiß
New Online Feature on the Nefertiti Bust
Table telephone set, Zwietusch, manufacturer, 1930s, place of use: Berlin
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Museum Europäischer Kulturen / Ute Franz-Scarciglia
The Museum’s Calling: Telephone Tours through the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
Oberteil einer Fayence-Stele (ÄM 19718), die seit dem zweiten Weltkrieg als verschollen galt und 2017 ins Ägyptische Museum und Papyrussammlung zurückkehrte.
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung / Nina Loschwitz
Missing stele returns to the Ägyptisches Museum

James-Simon-Galerie, Bodestraße
10178 Berlin

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Tue 10:00 - 18:00
Wed 10:00 - 18:00
Thu 10:00 - 18:00
Fri 10:00 - 18:00
Sat 10:00 - 18:00

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