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Located in the city of Leiden, in Holland of the South, the Rijksmuseum van Oudheden - or Museum of Antiques persecutes the objective to offer to a diverse hearing the knowledge of the old cultures that influenced the development of the Dutch society. Account with four permanent collections: Old Egypt, the Classic Old World, the Antiquity of the Near East and the Early Netherlands.

 Museum of Antiques, Leiden

The Rijksmuseum van Oudheden was inaugurated in 1818 by king Willem I. Its collection of Egypt is between most remarkable of the world. Momias and the coffins, finely decorated, occupy a special place of the museum. There 13 can be observed momias human and 25 animal. In an old reconstructed Egyptian factory the process by which can be admired momificaba to the deceaseds.

In the entrance of the presentation of the Roman collection the statues of emperors of Rome are located, who constitute an impressive vision. Also it emphasizes a model on scale reduced of a set of towns of Pompei, that gives an image of the daily life of the prosperous Romans of the city.

The collection of the Near East demonstrates how their inventions changed the world. The wheel, the alphabet, the ceramics, agriculture, astronomy and the mathematics, all developed in East long before ours were. An interactive program of computer allows to observe the project of excavation of the museum of Tell Sabi Abyad.

The Netherlands in the Roman Era count the early history of the region, in the beginning of the Christian era. Account with the reconstruction of a field of the army and interactive programs of computation that show Roman soldiers and recreate the atmosphere in which they lived. Some altars of Nehalennia, the protective local goddess of the fisherwomen, are observed in the exhibition.

The Netherlands in the Average Age include images of the daily life. A clasp with gems of the year a 800 and treasure of silver buried by vikingo for more than 1000 years have been constituting the extraordinary elements of this section.

Practical information

  • Address: Rapenburg 28, Leiden, Holland of the South.
  • Schedules: of Tuesday to Friday, 10 to 17 hs. ; Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, from 12 to 17 hs.
  • Entrance: adults, 6 Euros; children of 6 to 18 years, 5.50 Euros; smaller children of 6 years, free.

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