Het Egyptisch museum

Egyptisch museum, Arabisch Al-Matḥaf al-Miṣrī, het museum van Egyptische oudheden in Caïro, opgericht in de 19e eeuw door de Franse egyptoloog Auguste Mariette en huisvest 's werelds meest waardevolle collectie in zijn soort.

Het Egyptisch museum

Egyptian Museum, Arabic Al-Matḥaf al-Miṣrī, the museum of Egyptian antiquities in  Cairo , founded in the 19th century by the French Egyptologist Auguste Mariette and housing the world’s most valuable collection of its kind.

The Egyptian Museum was founded in 1858 at Būlāq, moved to Al-Jīzah (Giza), and moved to its present site in 1897–1902. It is unique in its presentation of the whole history of Egyptian civilization, especially of antiquities of the Pharaonic and Greco-Roman periods. The more than 100,000 items in the museum include some 1,700 items from the tomb of Tutankhamen, including the solid-gold mask that covered the pharaoh’s head. Other treasures include reliefs, sarcophagi, papyri, funerary art and the contents of various tombs (including that of Queen Hetepheb hers), jewelry, ornaments of all kinds, and other objects. There is a block statue of Queen Hetepheres, one of the earliest examples of its type, and there is also a black granite sculpture of Queen Nefertiti. A sculpture of Amenhotep I1 shows him as the god Tenen. There are also granite figures of Queen  Hatshepsut , as well as colossal figures of Amenhotep IV (Akhenaton) from  Karnak . The museum also houses a small but fine collection of Fayum portraits from Hellenistic and Roman times.

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