In the film series A Little Cultural History of Ancient Egypt, the director of the Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Friederike Seyfried, presents selected objects from the exhibition at the Neues Museum and provides interesting background information, helping our visitors at home to get ready for their next trip to the museum.
The fourth video in our series Kleine Kulturgeschichten des Alten Ägypten (Short Cultural Histories about Ancient Egypt; in German with English subtitles) is dedicated to “Einwegware” (Disposable Goods). This segment features pottery vessels – by far the largest collection of objects to have survived from ancient Egypt. Some types of this pottery have remained ubiquitous and can still be found in large quantities throughout the country.
Length: 4:43 minutes
Spring has well and truly sprung and nature is showing off its most beautiful colours and floral forms. In Ancient Egypt, flowers were not just pretty to look at but also imbued with religious symbolism and powers. In ‘Flower Magic’, the second episode in the series A Little Cultural History of Ancient Egypt, Friederike Seyfried presents a number of floral exhibits from the collection of the Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung Berlin.
Length: 3:13 minutes
The second episode, “Cityscapes”, looks into the capital of Tell el-Amarna, which was founded by Akhenaten.
Length: 4:37 minutes
The cultures of Egypt and China are distinguished by a long history spanning several millennia. In the exhibition China and Egypt. Cradles of the World at the Neues Museum, treasures of Ancient Egyptian and Ancient Chinese art can be seen side-by-side. For the first time the show features scores of exhibits from China that have never gone to Europe before.
Lenght: 0.32 minutes
Länge: 3:12 Minuten
Produktion: Sammler und Jäger Filmproduktion GmbH
More Information: www.smb.museum/in-the-light-of-amarna