Ägyptisches Museum and Papyrus Collection – A Journey into the Past

The Neues Museum houses one of the world's most important collections of pharaonic advanced civilisation. The more than 1,800 exhibits of the Ägyptisches Museum and Papyrussammlung exert an irresistible pull drawing the visitors back into the everyday life of this era. ARIADNE will guide you into a legendary world on a time travel to ancient Egypt.

Everyday Life, Afterlife and Gods Cult of the Ancient Egyptians

The focus of the collection is on the venerable Queen Nefertiti. »The beautiful one has come« is the translation of her name initiated by her husband. In fact, her more than 3,300-year-old bust came back to the Neues Museum after a long odyssey in 2009. Because of the war, the building had been closed for a long time and the sculpture was evacuated. With ARIADNE, you will learn more about the most fascinating woman of Berlin, her family, and the groundbreaking religious changes accompanying her lifetime. 

ARIADNE will introduce you to the ancient Egyptians’ religion, acquaint you with the death cult and take you on the trail of the tempting Gold Treasure of Queen Amanishakheto. In addition to stone sarcophagi and mummies of ancient tombs weighing several tons, ARIADNE will be presenting statues and the special features of filigree portable objects of art.

Papyrussammlung (the Papyrus Collection) of Neues Museum is worldwide one of the five largest collections of its kind. Sensitive papyri, precious parchments and painted textiles provide insights into four millennia of human history. Writings in hieroglyphics, Coptic, Aramaic, Arabic, Greek, and Latin do not only tell of everyday events but also of the medical findings and religious and political views of that time. An experienced Egyptologist will reveal the Library of Antiquity to you.

Altarrelief with Akhenaten and Nefertiti

Altarrelief with Akhenaten and Nefertiti

Ägyptisches Museum: An Individual Culture Experience with ARIADNE

On a guided tour with ARIADNE, the ancient Egyptian and Nubian civilizations will come to life again in Neues Museum. Thus, the completely reconstructed offering chambers of ancient Egyptian tombs make the contemporary rituals accessible to today's visitors. Further highlights of the exhibition are the collection of mummies as well as the famous Berlin Green Head.

Experience the continuity and transformation of cultures on an exclusive tour with ARIADNE. We will also be glad to organize an entire programme for you – whether for individuals, families, travel groups or school classes.

Opening hours:
Mon to Sun from 10 am to 6 pm
Thurs from 10 am to 8 pm

German, English, Italian

Price for the guided tour:
From 180,00 €, max. 20 people

Entrance fee:
12,00 €, reduced price 6,00 €
Children up to 18 years of age free entry


SERVICE HOTLINE: +49 (0)179 15 13 220 (Mon to Sat from 9 am to 7 pm)


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