Towards the end of the fourth millennium BC several independent city-states were unified to form a single state, marking the beginning of over 3,000 years of pharaonic civilisation in the Nile Valley. Fertile earth left behind after the yearly Nile flood provided the basis for Egypt’s agricultural prosperity, a key factor in the longevity of the civilisation. Impressive monuments were erected in the name of kings, from monumental temples for the gods to the pyramids marking the burials of rulers. The British Museum collection includes statuary and decorated architecture from throughout pharaonic history, often inscribed with hieroglyphs. Many other aspects of ancient Egyptian culture are represented: coffins and mummies of individuals, but also furniture, fine jewellery and other burial goods. Texts preserved on papyrus help reveal the complex administration of the country, but also include magical, medical and mathematical works and poetry.
WikipediaCoordinates: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology and the Science Library, Malet Place The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology in London is part of University College London Museums & Collections. The museum contains over 80,000 objects and ranks among some of the world's leading collections of Egyptian and Sudanese material. It ranks behind only the collections of the Cairo Museum, The British Museum and the Ägyptisches Museum, Berlin in number and quality of items. History The museum was established as a teaching resource for the Department of Egyptian Archaeology and Philology at University College at the same time as the department was established in 1892. The collection and library were arranged in galleries within the university and a guidebook published in 1915. Collections The collection also includes material from the Coptic and Islamic periods. Visiting the museum The museum itself is split into three galleries. The Friends of the Petrie Museum
Petrie Museum Unofficial PageVirtual toursSir Hans Sloane, founder of the British Museum Though principally a museum of cultural art objects and antiquities today, the British Museum was founded as a "universal museum". Its foundations lie in the will of the physician and naturalist Sir Hans Sloane (1660-1753). During the course of his lifetime Sloane gathered an enviable collection of curiosities and whilst not wishing to see his collection broken up after death, he bequeathed it to King George II, for the nation, for the princely sum of £20,000. At that time, Sloane's collection consisted of around 71,000 objects of all kinds including some 40,000 printed books, 7,000 manuscripts, extensive natural history specimens including 337 volumes of dried plants, prints and drawings including those by Albrecht Dürer and antiquities from Egypt, Greece, Rome, the Ancient Near and Far East and the Americas With the acquisition of Montagu House the first exhibition galleries and reading room for scholars opened on 15 January 1759.
WikipediaThe British Museum is a museum in London dedicated to human history and culture. Its permanent collection, numbering some 8 million works, is among the largest and most comprehensive in existence and originates from all continents, illustrating and documenting the story of human culture from its beginnings to the present.[a] The British Museum was established in 1753, largely based on the collections of the physician and scientist Sir Hans Sloane. Until 1997, when the British Library (previously centred on the Round Reading Room) moved to a new site, the British Museum housed both a national museum of antiquities and a national library in the same building. History Sir Hans Sloane, founder of the British Museum Although today principally a museum of cultural art objects and antiquities, the British Museum was founded as a "universal museum". Foundation (1753) Cabinet of curiosities (1753–78) Indolence and energy (1778–1800) Archaeological excavations
Online DBRegistration numbers The most common type of Museum number begins with the year of acquisition. The database standardises these numbers in the form, for example: 1887,0708.2427 (year: comma: block of four numbers - usually representing a month and day: full-stop and final number). The final number can be of any length and may be followed by another full-stop and a sub-number. In some cases the same number is shared by two or more objects across departments. In some of these cases a prefix has been added before a number (e.g. If the number you are entering has come from an old catalogue it could appear in the form 1887-7-8-2427. In the case of some two-dimensional works from Asia and the Middle East a full stop may need to be inserted into the final number. The second most common type of Museum number takes the form of one or two letters followed by two numbers. BM or 'Big' numbers Other numbering systems Sir Percival David Collection of Chinese Ceramics Chinese and Japanese paintings
The Griffith Institute - At the heart of Egyptology at the University of OxfordThe Griffith Institute has been at the heart of Egyptology and Ancient Near Eastern Studies at the University of Oxford for seventy-five years. It is home to two major research projects, the Topographical Bibliography (Porter & Moss) and the Online Egyptological Bibliography (OEB). The Griffith Institute also houses an archive of 'wonderful things' containing the collective memory and life work of some of Egyptology's greatest scholars, including its founder Francis Llewellyn Griffith, as well as Sir Alan Gardiner and Jaroslav Černý. Perhaps the most famous are the records of Howard Carter whose name is synonymous with the discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun. The Griffith Institute provides vital resources for the study of the history and culture of ancient Egypt and the Near East, which may be accessed directly, or online. Topographical Bibliography vols I-VII available to download Jac. Two years ago on the 23rd of August 2011, Professor Jac. Pietro Bracci's 'lost' manuscript Donate
WikipediaUn article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. Le musée national d'art égyptien de Munich (Staatliche Sammlung für Ägyptische Kunst), fondé en 1966, abrite la collection d'art de l'Égypte antique de Bavière. Histoire[modifier | modifier le code] La collection d'art de l'Égypte antique de Bavière a déjà été créée au XVIe siècle par le duc Albert V et augmentée en particulier par Charles Théodore, électeur de Bavière et le roi Louis Ier de Bavière. Le musée est consacré aux périodes de l‘Ancien, du Moyen et du Nouvel Empire égyptien, mais aussi aux périodes hellénistique, romaine et copte de l'Égypte. En 2010, le musée est déplacé vers le quartier Kunstareal. Collections[modifier | modifier le code] La Nubie est présente par le trésor des bijoux de la reine Amanishakhéto. Le musée présente également des vestiges du palais du roi Assyrien Assurnazirpal II et d'un lion de la porte d'Ishtar de Babylone, qui étaient auparavant exposés dans la Glyptothek. Construction[modifier | modifier le code]
WikipediaMain entrance of the museum The Museo Egizio is a museum in Turin, Italy, specialising in Egyptian archaeology and anthropology. It houses the world's second largest collections of Egyptian antiquities after Cairo. In 2006 it received 554,911 visitors. History Egyptian dancer. The first object having an association with Egypt to arrive in Turin was the Mensa Isiaca in 1630, an altar table in imitation of Egyptian style, which Dulu Jones suggests had been created for a temple to Isis in Rome. This exotic piece spurred King Charles Emmanuel III to commission botanist Vitaliano Donati to travel to Egypt in 1753 and acquire items from its past. In 1824, King Charles Felix acquired the material from the Drovetti collection (5,268 pieces, including 100 statues, 170 papyri, stelae, mummies, and other items), that the French General Consul, Bernardino Drovetti, had built during his stay in Egypt. Collection Items of interest include: Gallery Trivia Notes Works
Museo Egizio TorinoAbroad, defibrillators are as common as fire extinguishers. They are found everywhere, in shopping centers, airports, sports facilities, and museums. In Italy this good practice is still not widespread. Since the Egyptian Museum has been recognized as a symbolic place in Turin and draws over 500,000 visitors every year, on October 19 the Associazione San Luigi Gonzaga Onlus presented it with a semiautomatic defibrillator.