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Films of the Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung

A Little Cultural History of Ancient Egypt

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.

A Little Cultural History of Ancient Egypt: “Einwegware” (Disposable Goods)

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

A Little Cultural History of Ancient Egypt: Flower Magic

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

A Little Cultural History of Ancient Egypt: Cityscapes

The second episode, “Cityscapes”, looks into the capital of Tell el-Amarna, which was founded by Akhenaten.

Length: 4:37 minutes

A Little Cultural History of Ancient Egypt: Life Source

The first installment, ‘Life Source’, is all about the Nile, which was not just the lifeline of Ancient Egypt, but was also worshipped as a deity. 

With Subtitles.

Length: 5:12 minutes

Exhibitions

China and Egypt. Cradles of the World | Trailer

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

China and Egypt. Cradles of the World

Production: bboxxFILME
Length: 2:36

Film zur Ausstellung

Legth: 3:29 minutes

Akhenaten's dream of a new capital

Length: 3:01 minutes
Production: Sammler und Jäger Filmproduktion GmbH

The Palace of Nefertiti

Länge: 3:12 Minuten
Produktion: Sammler und Jäger Filmproduktion GmbH
More Information: www.smb.museum/in-the-light-of-amarna

The discovery of the bust of Nefertiti

Length: 3:53 Minutes
Production: Sammler und Jäger Filmproduktion GmbH