This page displays a list of the most important art museums exhibiting Antiquities. Use the brief list on the right to go directly to the museums of a certain zone. Links to museums open in a new tab


Austria

KunsthistorischesThe Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna - One of the premier museums in the world. It houses an important collection of Egyptian and classical antiquities


France

LouvreThe Louvre Museum, Paris - Arguably the world's most famous Museum. Its wonderful collection of antiquities includes the 'Venus de Milo' and the 'Seated Scribe'

Musee des Beaux-Arts, Lyon - One of the largest art collections in France, including Egyptian antiquities, European paintings, and others objets d'art

Germany

Neues Museum, Berlin - One of the most important collections of antiquities in Europe, its most important piece is the bust of the Egyptian Queen Nefertiti

Netherlands

Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Leiden - It's the Dutch National Museum of Antiquities, including Egyptian, classical and Near Eastern antiquities

Russia

Hermitage Hermitage Museum, Saint Petesburg - (or Ermitage) is the largest Art collection in the world. More than 3,000,000 million of artworks, from the stone age to the post-impressionism

Ukraine

Museum of Western and Oriental Art, Kiev - Houses the largest collection of Art in Ukraine, with a collection of Egyptian and Classical antiquities

United Kingdom

BritishThe British Museum, London - England's greatest museum -and one of the best in the world- of Ancient Arts and antiquities, with an excellent collection of Art from Ancient Egypt to the Middle Ages

Sir John Soane's Museum, London - A fantastic 19th century building housing one of the most original and interesting museums in London, with antiquities and old masters paintings

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham - Houses an important collection of ancient Roman coins

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford - Believed to be the first university museum, the Ashmolean exhibits a large selection of antiquities in a 17th century building

Croatia

Archaeological Museum, Zagreb - Contains thousands of pieces from many cultures, including Egyptian sculptures, Etruscan artifacts and the famous "Zagreb Mummy"

Mimara Museum, Zagreb - A quite complete Museum of Art, with works from the Prehistoric period to contemporary Art.

Greece

National Archaeological MuseumNational Archaeological Museum, Athens - One of the most important archaeological museums in the world, exhibiting a collection of works from many archaeological sites around Athens

New Acropolis Museum, Athens - This recent Museum (established in 2008) exhibits artifacts related to the Acropolis in a large building by Bernard Tschumi

Hungary

Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest - This large museum houses an interesting collection of Egyptian antiquities, classical sculptures and European paintings

Italy

VaticanThe Vatican Museums, Vatican City - Houses the inmense Art collection of the Catholic Church. Here you'll find some of the most important works of Art, such as the Roman Lacoon

Galleria Borghese, Rome - Houses a very interesting collection of antiquities and Italian sculptures, including an outstanding group of works by Bernini

Capitoline Museums, Rome - A group of Art and archaeological Museums in Rome, with a large collection of antiquities and Italian sculptures

National Archaeological Museum, Naples - A very important collection of classical antiquities, including works from the archaeological sites of Pompeii and Herculaneum

Museo Egizio, Turin - Widely considered as one of the most important collections of Egyptian antiquities outside Egypt, it exhibits the Temple of Tuthmosi III

Serbia

National Museum of Serbia, Belgrade - Founded in 1844, it is Serbia's greatest museum, exhibiting more than 400,000 objects from different cultures and periods

Portugal

Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon - Exhibits the Art collection of philanthropist Calouste Gulbenkian, with a good collection of antiquities and European paintings

Spain

Museo arqueológico (Archaeological Museum), Madrid - The most important collection of Ancient Art in Spain, including the "Dama de Elche", an important Iberian figure of a woman

Turkey

Museum of Anatolian Civilizations, Ankara - Exhibits an impressive collection of Near Eastern and Greek antiquities from the Paleolithic to the first millenium

Arcaeological Museum, Istanbul - A 19th century building comprising three museums: the Archaeological Museum, the Museum of Ancient Orient and the Museum of Islamic Art

USA

MetropolitanThe Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York - Arguably America's greatest museum. Its spectacular collection is especially strong in Egyptian and Classical Antiquities.

Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York - Houses an extensive collection of Art, specially strong in Egyptian antiquities and European paintings

Museum of Fine Arts, BostonThe Museum of Fine Arts, Boston is one of the oldest and most respected Art institutions of North America, housing a hige collection of Egyptian antiquities

Walters Art Museum, Baltimore - Houses a quite complete collection of Art, including Egyptian artifacts and old masters paintings

Museum of Art, Cleveland - One of the most complete art collections in America, from Egyptian and classical antiquities to modern masterpieces

Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth - A great building by Louis Kahn housing an exceptional collection of Art, including Egyptian and classical antiquities

Dallas Art Museum, Dallas - Exhibits a good collection of Asian Art, Egyptian Art and European painting, including works by van Gogh, Gauguin and Monet

GettyThe Getty Center in Malibu is arguably the world's wealthiest Museum, with an important collection of classical antiquities, paintings, and manuscripts.

Legion of Honor, San Francisco - Exhibits and good collection of Egyptian, Near Eastern and classical antiquities, and a rich collection of European painting

Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena - Houses a collection of Art from the Egyptian culture to the Impressionist and modern Art

Egypt

Cairo MuseumThe Cairo Museum, Cairo - By far the most complete collection of Egyptian Art in the world. Its most famous artworks are the objects from the Tomb of Tutankhamun, discovered in 1922

Museum of Islamic Art, Cairo - This Museum in Historic Cairo houses a collection of more than 100,000 artworks, continously increased thanks to new excavations in Egypt

Luxor Museum, Luxor - Located in Ancient Thebes, this Museum exhibits a very important collection of Ancient artifacts, including grave goods from the Tomb of Tutankhamun

Graeco - Roman Museum, Alexandria - Created in 1892, this Museum exhibits a large collection of Ancient Egyptian artifacts, including a group of mummies

Sudan

National Museum of Sudan, Khartoum - One of the most important Museums in Africa, shows the rich Sudanese heritage, including a bust of Queen Hatshepsut

Tunisia

Bardo Museum, Tunis - Houses in an interesting 13th century building, this Museum houses a collection of prehistoric and classical antiquities, including a selection of Roman mosaics

Iraq

National Museum of IraqNational Museum of Iraq, Baghdag - Houses an collection of Mid Eastern Art, including a fantastic group of Assyrian sculptures. Its collection was partially looted during the Iraq War in 2003

Iran

National Museum of Iran, Teheran - Iran's National Museum exhibits a large collection of Persian artifacts, including a large group of Achaemenid sculptures

Japan

Miho Museum, Shiga - The Shagai family collected a spectacular collection of antiquities in the 1990s, now exhibited in a building by I.M. Pei

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