Brooklyn Museum: Ancient Egyptian Art Collection Is “New” Again
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The Brooklyn Museum has one of the largest and most extensive collection of ancient Egyptian art in the United States, and is renowned throughout the world. The galleries for this unparalleled collection have been reorganized and reinstalled and are definitely worth your time to check out again — even if you have seen the exhibit before.
The ancient Egyptians were an indigenous African people who first appeared in the southern (Upper Egypt) Nile Valley by 4500 B.C.E. and spread northward to Lower Egypt. Joined over five thousand years by other Africans from Nubia and Libya, as well as Semites, Persians, Greeks, and Romans, their distinctly multicultural society produced an astonishing array of objects and structures.
Egypt is the oldest continuously documented civilization on the African continent, and our collection, begun in 1902, tells the story of its art from its earliest known origins until the Roman period. —Brooklyn Museum