Egyptians Museums around the World
Egyptian Museum If you’re interested in Egyptian antiquities and the extremely interesting culture and history of the Egyptians then of course the best place for you to go is a museum. We all know about the Egyptian Museum which is based in Cairo and it is know also as Cairo Museum– but what about other museums around the world?
Throughout this article we’ll be discussing two of the best Egyptian museums that are based in countries other than Egypt. These museums give you a great opportunity to venture away from Egypt whilst still learning about the vast culture and history.
Why It’s Important to Venture outside of Egypt
Egyptian history and culture is an exciting thing to learn about and study in-depth, it spans back thousands of years and holds secrets that we still can’t put together today.
Those of us who are interested in learning about everything Egypt has to offer have most probably been to the Egyptian Museum based in Cairo, Egypt – so why is it important to venture outside of Egypt?
Well, there are many reasons for this. Firstly, it’s not feasible for everyone who wants to study Egypt to actual travel there. Many of us have work and family obligations that just make the whole thing extremely inconvenient. Another reason for venturing outside of Egypt is to get a wider look at what the history and culture has to offer – not everything can be found in one place!
In the next sections we’re going to talk about two of the best Egyptian museums, one of which is based in Turin, Italy and the other is based in Berlin, Germany.
Museo Egizio – Turin, Italy
The Museo Egizio is a museum based in Turin, Italy. The museum specializes in Egyptian anthropology and archaeology and even though it might not be on the same scale as the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, it’s definitely right amongst the top.
This museum is a great place for you to learn about everything to do with Egypt as they house the second largest collection of Egyptian antiquities in the world, only beaten by the Egyptian Museum itself! Many professional scholars and academics visit this museum because of this, in 2006 the museum received over 500,000 visitors.
Another great thing about this museum is the long opening hours, you’ll find that this museum is open from the days of Tuesday to Sunday, at times of 8:30 AM to 7:30 PM. This means that you really do have enough time to look at everything you need to!
Egyptian Museum of Berlin – Berlin, Germany
The Museo Egizio might be the museum with the second largest collection of Egyptian antiquities in the world, but this doesn’t mean that the Egyptian Museum of Berlin isn’t worth a visit! In fact, on your list of priorities a visit to this museum should be just as high (if not higher!) than the Museo Egizio.
The collection in this museum isn’t the largest, but it’s definitely one of the most important and most valuable. This is because the Egyptian Museum of Berlin is home to the “Nefertiti Bust”, a painted limestone bust of Nefertiti which is approximately 3,300 years old!