ANTINKENSAMMLUNGEN: Going into museums like this gives me a sense of solidarity. Browsing its treasures, like a fourth century Roman goblet made of network glass, makes me think the ancients weren’t that different from us after all.
The reason being that the glass, found in Cologne, bears the Latin inscription “Bibe Multis Annis” or “drink many more years!”.
I think I had the same thing written on a stubby holder at uni.
The Antikensammlungen holds thousands of pieces of ancient jewellery, gold, silver, glass and bronze work and one of the world’s best collections of ancient Greek ceramics besides.
There are hoards of old vases depicting scenes of battle and daily life from over 2000 years ago.
Exhibits stem from the ancient Etruscan, Roman and Greek regimes.
The collection is housed in a Greek temple style building on the south side of
Königsplatz, directly opposite the Glyptothek.
Must-sees You’ll find that Roman goblet downstairs.
Other drawcards include a bronze statue from northern Greece called the “Girl from Beroia” (400BC) and a golden funeral garland from the Italian town of Armento (400BC).
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