Leipzig

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Leipzig, Universitat Leipzig
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The Institute of Egyptology at the University of Leipzig, founded in 1870 by George Ebers, provides a vast collection for the Egyptian Museum. Ebers’ successor Georg Steindorff was most influential in establishing the museum’s teaching collection. The collection holds approximately 7,000 objects providing a complete overview of four thousand years of ancient Egypt. The University also has a significant Papyrus Collection, established in 1902.

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Parts of the collection were damaged in the bombings of the Second World War and a number of objects were taken to the Soviet Union, to be returned later to Leipzig in 1951.

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