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Rijksmuseum van Oudheden

Byblos – The World’s Most Ancient Port

Rijksmuseum van Oudheden in Leiden hosted a major exhibition called ‘Byblos, The World’s Most Ancient Port’. presented around 500 artefacts from famous museums such as the Louvre and the British Museum, and also from the National Museum of Beirut.

National Museum of Antiquities of the Netherlands purchases world-class collection of cameos

The National Museum of Antiquities of the Netherlands (Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, RMO) has purchased a unique collection of cameos.

The papyrus roll of Qenna: magical spells for the afterlife

A 17-metre-long, 3000-year-old Egyptian papyrus roll full of magic spells, gods and symbols: this is the ‘Book of the Dead’ of Qenna, a merchant from ancient Egypt. It is the longest papyrus in the collection of the Rijksmuseum van Oudheden (the Dutch National Museum of Antiquities) in Leiden.

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