Visited on 13th May 2015
The Allard Pierson Museum is the archaeological museum of the University of Amsterdam. Artifacts found here are from the ancient civilizations of ancient Egypt, the Near East, the Greek World, Etruria, and the Roman Empire, which are curated and exhibited in this museum. (there are few English labels on Artifacts.)
Address: Oude Turfmarkt 127, 1012 GC Amsterdam, Netherlands
Telephone: +31 20 525 2556
Opening Hours: Every day 10am- 5pm
The museum is closed on the 1st of January, 27th of April (King’s Day), and Christmas Day.
Admission Prices: Adult 10 Euro (Children and Students 5 Euro)
There are cloakrooms and storage lockers (1 Euro refundable) at the entrance before you enter the small shop and stairs which lead to the reception/ticket desk.
The Ancient Egypt exhibition is dedicated to death, with mummies, sarcophagi, and a film showing the process of mummification.
The main focus of the Egyptian collection is the Pre- and Early Dynastic Periods, the Amarna period, the Graeco-Roman period and Coptic Textiles.
Some collection photo details:
The Flinders Petrie Perspective
300 objects from Petrie excavations are housed in the Allard Pierson Museum Collection. Flinders Petrie (1853-1942) is known as the man who discovered Egypt and invented a dating system for pottery identification used many years before Carbon14 dating was discovered. He was involved in many excavations in Egypt between 1880 and 1920.
The plaster-cast attic, to be visited only with a guided tour, shows copies of Roman and Greek statues. In this recently installed Egyptian department you can see a model of the Pyramid of Cheops and other pyramids at Giza,
Mummies and funerary and ritual objects;
Papyrus and Writing:
Stela, false doors and placards:
Statuary and Funerary Objects: