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Staatliches Museum Ägyptischer Kunst (Munich) (184) Sarcophagus Mask of Sit Djehuty
Staatliches Museum Ägyptischer Kunst (Munich) (184)Sarcophagus Mask of Sit Djehuty

48° 8′ 50″ N, 11° 34′ 7″ E

The State Museum of Egyptian Art (Staatliche Museum Ägyptischer Kunst) in Munich is the most important in Germany after the collections in Berlin (Egyptian Museum) and in Hildesheim (Roemer and Pelizaeus Museum). It displays exhibits from all eras of ancient Egypt to the Coptic (Christian) time, and some exhibits from neighboring cultures in Nubia, Assyria and Babylonia. It is located in the Munich Art Quarter in a building by the architect Peter Böhm.

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The collection dates to several Bavarian rulers, among others of Duke Albrecht V of the second half of the 16th century, the Elector Karl Theodor and Crown Prince Ludwig I (first in the “Egyptian Room” of the Glyptothek). The Royal Bavarian Academy of Sciences acquired further objects in the 19th century.

See also

Glyptothek (Munich)

Glyptothek (Munich) (337)
Glyptothek (Munich) (337)

48° 8′ 46″ N, 11° 33′ 56″ E

The Glyptothek is a museum in Munich, Germany, which was commissioned by the Bavarian King Ludwig I to house his collection of Greek and Roman sculptures. It was designed by Leo von Klenze in the neoclassical style, and built from 1816 to 1830.… [Read more]

Königsplatz

Königsplatz (183) Bale Harvest - Michael Beutler
Königsplatz (183)Bale HarvestMichael Beutler

48° 8′ 45″ N, 11° 33′ 55″ E

Königsplatz (King’s Square) is a square in Munich. Built in the style of European Neo-Classicism in the 19th century, it is a centre of cultural life. The area around Königsplatz is today the home to the “Kunstareal”, Munich’s gallery and museum… [Read more]

Munich

Oktoberfest (Munich) (0245) 2013
Oktoberfest (Munich) (0245)2013

Munich (München) is the capital and the largest city of the German state of Bavaria. It is located on the Isar River north of the Bavarian Alps. Munich is the third largest city in Germany, behind Berlin and Hamburg. About 1.42 million people live… [Read more]

Museum Brandhorst

Museum Brandhorst (056)
Museum Brandhorst (056)

48° 8′ 54″ N, 11° 34′ 27″ E

The Museum Brandhorst was opened in Munich on May 21, 2009. It displays about 200 exhibits from collection of modern art. Anette Brandhorst, the great-granddaughter of Henkel’s founder, and her husband Udo Fritz-Hermann began collecting art in… [Read more]

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