"A chance encounter" Staatliches Museum Aegyptischer Kunst - State Museum of Egyptian Art Tip by iandsmith

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Strolling down the road I came to the Residenz, the old palace of royalty in the city and fairly hard to miss if you're in the area. Curiousity led me to explore some of the architecture and thus it was that I stumbled on the State Museum of Egyptian Art.
This is not your grand British Museum, nay, more your small rural museum with enough to keep you interested but not stay all day.
There's an eclectic mix of fine jewellery, sarcophagi, inscribed slabs et al from the Egyptian side of things and there are also works from the Greco-Roman era (pic 2) though the golden mask in the opening pic is undoubtedly one of the highlights.
I found a major problem here for me was the fact that there is not only no English captions but the staff can't help either and there was no literature available in English. Hopefully, in times to come, this will be redressed to allow more visitors access to the knowledge contained therein.

Address: Hofgartenstrasse
Directions: Museum is closed on Mondays
Phone: +49 - 89 28927630
Website: http://www.smaek.de/

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jul 19, 2007
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