The Egyptian Museum in Berlin holds one of the world’s greatest collections on Ancient Egypt. Its renowned works include art from the time of King Akhenaton (around 1340 BC), the bust of Queen Nefertiti, portrait of Queen Tiy and the ‘Berlin Green Head’.
The Egyptian Museum and Papyrus Collection has a chance to present itself on a scale never shown until now, with over 2 500 exhibits on display in the Neues Museum's northern wing over three floors, covering 3600m².
The conception and design of the display collection affords a comprehensive insight into the continuity and changes of Ancient Egyptian culture over four millennia as well as the cultural history of Ancient Sudan. The tomb architecture and relief art of the Old Kingdom are revealed in a unique way through the reconstruction of several chambers of offering. As well as illustrating various key cultural aspects, such as the cult of death and the gods, royalty and everyday life, the scholarly history of Egyptologyitself is also presented and outlined in depth for the first time. In the "Library of Antiquity", the Papyrus Collection presents a selection of highly significant texts and literary works taken from the culture of writing that stretches all the way from Ancient Egypt down to Late Antiquity.
The exhibition concept places special emphasis on giving visitors a good idea of what the Ancient Egyptians looked like, through a series of sculptures arranged in several rooms according to various viewpoints, the apotheosis of which is formed by the display of the bust of Nefertiti in the Neues Museum's North Dome Room.
Traversing several collections at once, the development of prehistorical and early Eurasian cultures, ranging all the way from the Paleolithic period to the High Middle Ages, is placed on display in unparalleled breadth and depth. Renowned archaeological treasures, such as the bust of Nefertiti and the Egyptian Museum’s entire collection of Armana Art, combine with world-famous exhibits from the Museum of Prehistory and Early History, such as the skull of the Neanderthal from Le Moustier or Heinrich Schliemann’s collection of Trojan Antiquities, to form a unique panorama of the early history of humankind.
Admission Area Ticket Museumsinsel: 14,00 EUR / 7,00 EUR
Avoid the queues - with a time slot ticket:
Admission to the Neues Museum is valid during a particular half-hour time slot. The time spent in the museum itself is not limited. By phone:
+49 (0)30 266 42 42 42 (Mon – Fri: 9:00 – 4 p.m.)