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Museo Arqueológico Nacional

Museo Arqueológico Nacional in Madrid. (CC BY-SA 2.0)

The Museo Arqueológico Nacional (MAN, English: National Archaeological Museum) contains a collection of Egyptian antiquities and is located at Madrid in Spain.

The collections of Egypt and Nubia are made up mainly of funerary funds (amulets, ushabti, stelae, sarcophagi, mummies, sculpture of divinities, etc.) ranging from prehistory to Roman and medieval times.[1] Many of the pieces come from purchases such as the one made from the collection of the Spanish Egyptologist Eduardo Toda y Güell[2] and also from various excavations such as the systematic excavations in Heracleopolis Magna or the ones carried in Egypt and Sudan as a result of the agreements with the Egyptian government for the construction of the Aswan Dam.[3] These agreements also included the donated temple of Debod, rebuilt in Parque de la Montaña in the center of Madrid.[4]

Notable artefacts[]

  • Statue of Nectanebo I.
  • Coffins of Bak, Ankhefenkhonsu, Ihy, Amenemhat, and Taremetjenbastet.
  • Stela of Taeskheret.

References[]

  1. "Egypt and the Near East". www.man.es.
  2. Pons Mellado 2018.
  3. "Museum collections". www.man.es.
  4. "Templo de Debod". Página oficial de turismo de la ciudad de Madrid.

Bibilography[]

  • Pons Mellado, E., 2018: La colección egipcia de Eduard Toda i Güell del Museo Arqueológico Nacional. Arqueología de los museos. 150 años de la creación del Museo Arqueológico Nacional: Actas del V Congreso Internacional de Historia de la Arqueología / IV Jornadas de Historia SEHA - MAN. Subdirección General de Documentación y Publicaciones: 1075–1090.
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