State Collections of Antiquies

Visiting Munich and not visiting the State Collections of Antiquies would be an enormous mistake. Known locally as the Antikensammlungen, this is one of the oldest museums of Munich.

Where else in the world can you find prized artifacts like the 4th century Roman goblet that is made out of network glass. Discovered in Cologne this glass bears a Latin inscription that translated into English means `drink for many more years.’ Undoubtedly, the Romans had a penchant for drinking. This museum is also famous for the huge number of antiques that it holds including jewelries made from bronze, silver, and brass.

Munich State Collections of Antiquies

Munich State Collections of Antiquies

Apart from that, it is also famous for its collection of ancient Greek ceramic works that are arguably one of the best of their kind in the world. Keep your eyes open for the old vases, the scenes depicted in which, take you back to a war that raged 2000 years ago.

Apart from the Roman goblet mentioned before visitors should not miss seeing the `Girl from Beroia,’ which is a bronze statue originating from north Greek from the year 400 BC. The `golden funeral garland’ from Italy, also from 400 BC is yet another tourist attraction. (photo:Oliver Kurmis)