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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

10.10.2017

Curator Mariana Jung and Friederike Seyfried, director of the  Egyptian Museum und Papyrus Collection, welcome the 100,000th visitor to the exhibition: Bernd Rödel with his family
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / David von Becker

“China and Egypt” exhibition already attracts 100,000 visitors

10.08.2017

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

31.05.2017