The Egyptian Museum and Papyrus collection of Berlin worldwide renown not only for the bust of Nefertiti, the portrait of Tiy and the 'Berlin Green Head' presents art and papyri from over 5000 years discovered in Egypt and the Sudan. Most objects were offerings found in graves, some few were found in temples.
The paintings and reliefs, especially of the three unique offering chambers, convey an impression of the ancient environment and daily life. The sculptures of pharaohs and high officials, the decorated coffins and books of the death, the literary and economic texts as well as the private letters presented in the 'library of ancient Egypt', complement our view of Egypt. The religious believes become visible through statues of gods, votive steles and cult equipment.
Aufgrund der großen Besucherresonanz wird die Sonder-Ausstellung 'Im Licht von Amarna. 100 Jahre Fund der Nofretete' bis zum 4. August 2013 verlängert.
Innerhalb von 15 Wochen haben bereits eine Viertel Million Besucher die Ausstellung mit den rund 1300 Exponaten besucht.