Egyptian Museum in Berlin

One of the European cities that attracts the most tourists every year is Berlin , which is also constantly growing and can almost be compared, at the visitor level, with others that have always been ahead such as London or Paris. In the German capital you can find a lot of places of interest and activities to do, and it is a city in which cultural life is very important.

Today I would like to tell you about one of the most successful museums in the city, the Egyptian Museum , and in which you can discover, as its name says, all of Egyptian history and culture. A museum that has existed since the 18th century and that in all these years has evolved a lot and has managed to have a truly spectacular collection. The collection of royal art of the kings of Prussia was the first to be exhibited.

According to the history of the museum, Alexander von Humboldt recommended that an Egyptian section be opened in what was the original museum and the first objects arrived in 1828. During World War II the museum suffered serious damage and was divided between East Berlin and Western, to meet again after the reunification of Germany.

In the extensive collection of this museum you can find objects that go from the year 4000 BC (which was the Predynastic era) to the period of Roman rule, although much of everything there is dated from the rule of Akhenaten, more or less than 1340 BC. The most famous piece that you find in the museum is a bust of Queen Nefertiti that is perfectly preserved.

Another of the most interesting details in the permanent collection is the so-called "Green Head" , which dates from 400 BC and is considered the most important work of the Late Egyptian Period.