The Egyptian Museum and Papyrus Collection, the Museum of Prehistory and Early History and various artefacts from the Collection of Classical Antiquities have been given a new home in the Neues Museum. The various collections are no longer kept strictly apart, but are instead merged together in a novel display which affords visitors a fascinating insight into the origins of humankind.
The geographical breadth, historical richness and exceptional quality of the archaeological collections bring to life the history of the Old World, stretching from the Near East to the Atlantic, from North Africa to Scandinavia, across several millennia at once, in the form of both the remains of material culture and written sources.
Traversing several collections at once, the development of prehistorical and early Eurasian cultures, ranging all the way from the Paleolithic period to the High Middle Ages, is placed on display in unparalleled breadth and depth. Renowned archaeological treasures, such as the bust of Nefertiti and the Egyptian Museum’s entire collection of Armana Art, combine with world-famous exhibits from the Museum of Prehistory and Early History, such as the skull of the Neanderthal from Le Moustier or Heinrich Schliemann’s collection of Trojan Antiquities, to form a unique panorama of the early history of humankind.