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Bonn Region

Egyptian museum, Bonn

Close to the city centre, directly above the Koblenz Gate, the University of Bonn presents the oldest university collection in Germany: The permanent exhibition with the most important pieces of the Bonn collection of Egyptology. The collection provides a comprehensive picture of ancient Egyptian culture, starting from the 4th century BC until the 3rd century AD.
The exhibition itself is divided into three subject areas. In the first the ancient Egyptian burial system and the associated concepts of the afterlife are shown. The second area explains temple architecture, the role of the King in the temple and the relationship between humans and gods. The everyday life of ancient Egyptians is portrayed in the third area of the exhibition.‍