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Egyptian Museum of the University of Leipzig: photo, description Aegyptisches Museum der Universitaet Leipzig)

Egyptian Museum of the University of Leipzig is one of the most interesting collections of artifacts that tell about ancient times. Today its collections consist of slightly more than seven thousand objects, and historical periods, which covered the main and temporary expositions - and the Paleolithic and Ancient Egypt, and the Greco-Roman period. Also in the Museum you can see the development of the world in the early period of Islam.

The first exhibit of the future Museum was the Egyptian tomb, purchased Gustav Seiffert, a Professor of archeology. The Museum developed and grew, and today its history is divided into stages, which are named in honor of its famous leaders. To have the respect of such names that are known far beyond Germany: Georg Ebers, Georg Stein Dorff, Walter wolf, and others.

It is known that Egyptology was incredibly popular in the late 19th and early 20th century, so in 1893 the University Museum received a new impetus to development. Thanks Diffu the collection was significantly expanded. Dorff traveled a lot and all the time was busy with the acquisition of new exhibits for the Museum. So, he was interested in the different periods of development of Egypt, so that in Leipzig the results of the excavations in Egyptian Abusire.

The complexity of political, economic and, first and foremost, the military has played a role in the activities of the Museum. Its restoration began only in 1951, but after twenty years in the early 70-ies of the last century the Museum was threatened with complete dissolution. German Egyptologists sounded the alarm and by extraordinary efforts, organizations of all kinds of exhibitions held not only in Saxony, but also Thuringia, they defended the need for the existence of the Egyptian Museum at Leipzig University.

Today the Museum is one of the most interesting in Leipzig, because he is always included in tourist routes. Here is a powerful educational work, often held exhibitions in honor of the famous German Egyptologist, or otherwise relevant to the Museum.