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Tickets for Kunsthistorisches Museum Highlight Tour: Egyptian and Near Eastern Collection

Explore one of the world's most important collections of Egyptian antiquities

 
Flexible ticket: cancellable up to 24 hours before visit date (if selected)
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Starting time: German tour at 11:00. English tour at 12:00
Duration: 1 hour
Skip The Line
Wheelchair accessible: Barrier-free access at the side entrance of the museum (Burgring 5). KHM visitor service escorts visitors to elevator and inside the museum
Live guide: English, German
Smartphone tickets accepted
Overview
Highlights
  • Join a guided tour and discover the Egyptian and Near Eastern Collection of the Kunsthistorisches Museum
  • Explore four facets of the Old Kingdom: funerals, culture, sculpture and relief, and the development of writing
  • See ancient Egyptian masterpieces like the Reserve Head from Giza and the lion from Ishtar Gate in Babylon
Exhibitions
Evil Emperors – An exhibition in the coin collection
Now on - Oct 4, 2020

What do we know about Roman Emperors, and how do we know what we know? Are there disparities between official historical accounts and the reputation bestowed upon them through centuries of cultural imagination and storytelling? How did Caligula, Nero, and Commodus become the poster boys for megalomania, for instance?

These intriguing questions are raised in this fascinating exhibition which examines how the image of historical figures becomes coined in the public consciousness. By bringing together thousands of coins from the holdings of the Coin Cabinet that bear the faces of antiquity's rulers, we are prompted to critically examine the clichés, myths, and anecdotes that have proliferated throughout history.

Visitors can study all the artifacts on-show using an interactive stele that provides detailed information and allows you to view the coins' obverse and reverse, as well as to enlarge them. 3D enlargements of selected coin portraits will also be displayed to allow for further examination.

Description

Travel 4,000 years back in time in this exploration of Egyptian and Near Eastern cultures at Vienna's Kunsthistorisches Museum. The exhibition has four main focal points: funerary cults, cultural history, sculpture and relief, and the development of writing in the Old Kingdom.

Take a guided tour and dive into a macabre world of once-occupied sarcophagi and coffins, animal mummies, examples of the Book of the Dead, otherworldy figurines, and daily items such as clothing and cosmetics.

Ticket
What's included
Skip-the-line entrance to the Egyptian and Near Eastern Collection at the Kunsthistorisches Museum
Guided tour in English or German
Access to the Kunsthistorisches Museum (self-guided visit)
Audio guide (available on-site for an extra fee in English, German, Italian, French, Spanish, Japanese, Russian, Korean, and Mandarin)
Access to the special exhibition "Caravaggio & Bernini" (displayed until 19 January 2020, available onsite for an extra fee)
Additional info
  • Umbrellas, backpacks, large bags, raingear, containers of liquid, and glass bottles must be left in the cloakroom and may not be taken into the exhibition rooms
  • Service dogs are allowed
Cancellation policy
  • Cancellation may be available depending on your ticket selection
  • Changes are possible for this ticket
Instructions
  • Show your smartphone ticket at the info point inside the museum. The guided tour starts from there
  • Please arrive 10 minutes in advance
  • You can visit the other parts of the museum before or after your tour
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