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Tuesday Jul 30, 2013

Germany boasts a large collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts. The best place to see them is at the Egyptian Museum of Berlin, also called the Neues Museum (“New Museum, http://directtelevisionpackages.com/direct-tv/,” the name of its current building). The Egyptian Museum of Berlin covers the whole of ancient Egyptian history, with exhibits from as far back as the predynastic era (before 3100 BCE). In particular it has a large collection of items from the reign of Ahkenaten (circa 1340 BCE), the father of King Tut who temporarily turned Egyptian religion on its head by instituting monotheism.Want more? Click here{{/tag} By far the most famous display is the bust of Nefertiti, Akhenaten’s wife (and possibly co-ruler, to some extent). The beautiful face has become known throughout the world and is considered both a symbol and national treasure of Germany. Also famous are the statue of another powerful queen, Tiy, worshiped as a goddess, and the anonymous Green Head. The Egyptian Museum is on Museum Island, the site of four other internationally renowned museums. Taking a short trip to the Alte Museum (“Old Museum”) one can find classical antiquities, including Hellenistic art from the countries the Greeks and Romans conquered. Check it out for some more Egyptian treasures.

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