If you like Egyptology, then the Petrie museum is excellent. It is within the campus of UCL, but it is open to the public.petermc61 wrote:The Egyptian wing of the British Museum.
Curious one that - I've been to Paris about 4 times, and each time but one the d'Orsay was closed for some annoying reason, so I've only been in it once. Pity.Rob wrote:Musee D'Orsay in Paris. Phenomenal impressionist collection. The Art Institute in Chicago is a good second choice if you are in the US.
It includes a small collection of musical instruments that makes up in quality what it lacks in size - housing both a violin and a guitar made by Anronio Stradivari.Discover half a million years of art and archaeology, from Egyptian mummies to modern art...
...an unrivalled collection of early scientific instruments in the world’s oldest surviving purpose-built museum building, the Old Ashmolean on Broad Street, Oxford
Aren't you lucky! The items from King Tut's tomb are not to be missed. I also enjoyed the paintings on papyrus, which were vibrant and provided wonderfully detailed depictions of Ancient Egyptian life, stories, etc.. Mummies -- that's something you may definitely want to see, too, and the elaborately painted sarcophagi. There is also a section of mummified animals, which I thought was rather cool, but others may not! I guess it really depends on what sort of things you are most interested in as to where you should spend your time -- one can easily get distracted by little bits and pieces, as there are so many. All the big statues are amazing, and hard to miss. Have a great time!andreas777 wrote:I will visit the Egyptian Museum with its more than 150.000 artifacts this weekend or beginning of next week. Is there anything I should focus on?...
Thanks for all the recommendations. I hope I don't get lost in this huge 20 mio city (or in the pyramides), there is so much to discoverLovemyguitar wrote:Have a great time!
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