Visited on Weds 22nd June 2016
Bonn Egyptian Museum (German: Ägyptisches Museum Bonn) is an Ancient Egypt museum in Bonn, Germany. It presents a selection of the most important collection of original objects from Ancient Egypt in North Rhine-Westphalia. The museum is part of the University of Bonn.
Address: Regina-Pacis-Weg 7, 53113 Bonn
Telephone: 0228-739710 / 17
Opening times: Tuesday to Friday 1pm-5pm Saturday and Sunday 1pm-6pm
Entry is 2.50 Euros for Adults
Photos are permitted without flash.Please note all labels are in German with no English translations
The Collection – 3 routes to Egypt – The permanent exhibition of the Egyptian Museum of the University of Bonn
The Egyptian Museum has the richest collections of Egyptian antiquities in the Rhineland. As a university museum it comes to the role, not only to present knowledge of the Pharaonic culture, but also expose the conditions of the emergence of this knowledge.
The showcase ceramic displays house selected examples of how pottery changed over time,what they say on the use and content and how the ceramics of different ethnic groups in Egypt are different.
Tools and weapons demonstrate that stone in the Nile valley was a universal commodity, but also wood and metal were used.
The showcase home and luxury shows that the underclass had at least minimal standards of comfort.
As early civilization of Egypt is one of only four regions in the world, in which it the invention of writing came. Examples of monumental, italic, text on boulders and potsherds (Ostraca), papyrus and parchment provide an overview of the Egyptian literacy.
With the ideology and religion of the Egyptians to deal four cabinets: Pharaoh, gods, animal worship, myth . Of the gods of the path leads to a large-scale model of the temple of Medinet Habu , from myth to the dying and rising god Osiris to death cult .
In three cases are objects relating to animal gods and animal mummification.
A beautifully painted coffin passes through the largest showcase of the museum, in the arts and crafts can be admired.
Three stunning portraits – from the Old Kingdom (2,400 BC), the Middle Kingdom (around 1900 BC) and the New Kingdom (ca. 1400 BCE) – to introduce the high level of sculpture. The relief of a slaughter scene from the Old Kingdom (2,400 BC), testifies to the possibilities, the Egyptian artist had in spite of a standardized type of human figures to represent foreshortenings and intersections.
A stele from the Ptolemaic (around 100 BC) illustrates how the principles of alleged Egyptian flat art under Greek rule.
The cultural and historical collection of Egyptian artifacts through the Pharonic ages are housed in eight large cabinets and several smaller cabinets.
Pottery from the early history (4./3. Millennium BC) to the Late Period (1st millennium BC) can be seen here, among other things including: Stone objects, bronzes, wood objects, Shaptis etc. Single cabinets accommodate amulets and miniatures, scarabs, some with etched slabs and written documents.
A particular focus of the study collection form the rich finds of the Qubbet el-Hawa , dating from the Old Kingdom to the Late Period. Among these are in Europe unique objects such as the large amount of described with althieratischer font clay pots, two of the commonly used only at the Qubbet el-Hawa painted shells and the remains of an ancient bronze casting workshop.
The Third area; Pharaonic culture; the stock is always determined by coincidences of acquisition and the preferences of the collectors. In addition smaller objects such as Shabtis and amulets can be found here again outstanding individual pieces that tell of the aesthetic pleasure that the study of ancient Egypt prepares.