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On view are: Mariana Jung, exhibition curator, and Friederike Seyfried, director of the Egyptian Museum and Papyrus Collection, greet the 250,000th visitor to the exhibition: Lotte Sommerwerck from the city of Essen, accompanied by her friend Ruth Dahlhoff
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / David von Becker

250,000 people have already seen ‘China and Egypt: Cradles of the World’ at the Neues Museum


On view is: Inscription on skull S 2552. The Polish explorer Jan Czekanowski accompanied the German Central Africa Expedition – led by Adolf Friedrich, Duke of Mecklenburg – into the former colony of German East Africa in 1907–1908. He was tasked by Felix von Luschan with collecting the skulls that made up the so-called S-Sammlung of the Museum für Völkerkunde. The inscription ‘Busira’ references a burial site.
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Museum für Vor- und Frühgeschichte

Investigation begins into the origin of the historical, anthropological collection of skulls