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Museum August Kestner
Scupture from the Kestner Museum, Hannover
Founded in 1889, the Museum August Kestner in Hannover is one of the most important museums in Lower Saxony. It is named after the German art collector August Kestner (1777-1853). The Egyptian collection documents art and culture in the country from the 4th century BC to Roman and Christian times. An extensive gallery of reliefs, sculptures, stelae, vessels, amulets, papyrus and burial objects shed light on the day-to-day life of the ancient Egyptians, including their religion, rituals and belief in the afterlife. The classical cultures of the Graeco-Roman Mediterranean and the Near East are also represented, and there is a section dedicated to applied art and design in Europe, which focuses on medieval manuscripts, textiles, bronzes, ivories and goldsmith's work. The coin collection meanwhile documents 2,500 years of monetary history.
Hours: Tuesday - Sunday 11am - 6pm. Open Wednesday until 8pm.
Admission: 6 € Adults, free entrance on Fridays.
Address: Trammplatz 3, 30159 Hannover
Tags: Hannover, Art, Egyptian artifacts, Coin Collecting
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