The civilization of the Nile is revived in Amsterdam.Mummies
and sarcophagi, images of gods and Egyptians, and objects
of life and death all demand attention in the renovated and
enlarged Egyptian rooms. Scale models of the pyramids
of Giza and the temple of Edfu, along with a computer which
prints the visitors name in hieroglyphics, are among the attractions
which unlock the secrets of the land where Egyptian pharaohs, Greek
kings and Roman emperors rules from 5000 B.C to 700 A.D. Early
Christianity has left its traces in Coptic art.
Greek civilization began to emerge in 1000 B.C.
Greek colonists brought their culture to Italy,
features of which were adopted by the Etruscans
in the north and then by the Romans. Graeco-Roman
civilization spread throughout the Roman Empire
and greatly influenced the later art and thinking
of Europe. Statues and portraits in stone, small bronzes
and glass, pottery, jewellery and household ware,
decorated with scenes of everyday life and mythology,
give an impression of life in the ancient world.
Opening Hours :
Tuesday to Friday 10.00 - 5.00 hrs.
Saturday and Sunday 1.00 - 5.00 hrs.
Closed on Mondays and on some holidays