The Egyptian Gallery in the Archaeological Museum was established thanks to the cooperation with the Egyptian Museum and the Collection of Papyri in Berlin and the State Museum of Egyptian Art in Munich . Creation of such a permanent exhibition was the idea of the late Prof. Lech Krzyzaniak and his wife Dr. Karla Kroeper. Their friendship with the directors of the German museums - Prof. Dietrich Wildung and Dr. Sylvia Schoske, consolidated during joint archaeological research in Egypt and the Sudan, resulted in a long-term loan of the objects displayed under the title 'Death and Life in Ancient Egypt'. The exhibition, continued since 1998, and supplemented in 2002 with the obelisk of Ramesses II, contains artefacts from all periods of the ancient Egyptian history, presenting various aspects of this unique culture.
A team of the Egyptian Museum Berlin has been excavating and restoring in the desert of the Sudan for the last 15 years. Numerous, partly monumental, reliefs and statues of kings and gods have been found in the ruins of the temples of Naga, a royal city existing during the Meroitic kingdom ca. 2000 years ago.
Sculptures of lions, reliefs and inscription (of a still undeciphered language) were discovered. Brought directly from Naga, 130 finds will be exhibited in Berlin as a second station of exhibition after Munich.
The exhibition with its works of art from Naga expands the idea of antiquity from Egypt to include the culture of Africa. The exhibition, besides opening a new insight into the history and art of antiquity, also contributes to the cultural and historical identity of the Sudan and thereby becomes a factor of dialogue between Africa and the Arabic world.