The ancient Near East was the home of the early civilizations of the Middle East that correspond to today’s Middle East and Mediterranean. The Medelhavsmuseet is focused on the collections from that part of the world. The museum was opened in 1954 when the Eygptian and Cypriot collections were combined. According to Wikipedia, “The Egyptian Museum had been created in 1928 from artifacts collected in the 18th, 19th and early 20th century while the Cyprus Collection was the result of the excavations of the Swedish Cyprus Expedition in the late 1920s and early 1930s. The Cyprus collection in the museum is the largest outside Cyprus and of great scholarly value.” Greek and Roman Collections are also part of the museum. Since I’m still learning about this region in the world, I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves. Today, Eygpt.
Early Eygptian tools with carvings of naturalistic features and animals
A stone/pottery drawing showing the story of Eyptian creation mythology
Bust of Tuthmosis I, one of the great rulers of ancient Eygpt who restored Eygpt’s greatness after its decline of decades before. Greatness was restored through military conquest.
A stone carving of Ramses II, one of the greatest builders of Eygptian antiquity.
Papyrus Script of ancient, pre-Coptic, pre-Arabic Eygptian language
Tombstones and coffins large and small
Here are some other videos that seem interesting about Eygpt (there are so many)
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