Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Leiden, Nederland

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It was easy to find the Rijksmuseum van Oudheden on my free Leiden map. The entry fee was very reasonable. I first saw that museum from across a nice canal. They had well preserved artifacts from Egypt, Romans, Greek, Nederland, the Near East, and from the Etruscans. My big blunder for the day was that I failed on my only chance to see the Etruscans artifacts.

I started with their very large Egypt displays. They had a wide variations of artifacts including royal caskets, rock carvings, statues, and jewerly. It is interesting that in the USA we call the ground floor as the first floor; not so in Europe.

The Greek displays were big on very nicely preserved pottery.

The Dutch displays had a good selection of stone arrow and spear points, some bones, metal spearpoints, metal swords, and fine jewelry. I think the last three were made from gold.

The Rijksmuseum rates a detailed blog on its artifacts, but I am far from being an expert.

The entry fee was a reasonable 12.5 Euros.

I was burning daylight. With only four days in Leiden I had to experience much more neat places; so it was time for me to scoot on.

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walterman9999 says:
Thanks Ils, you may well get a shot at Leiden.
Posted on: Feb 14, 2018
Ils1976 says:
Never visited this place ... interesting!
Posted on: Feb 14, 2018
walterman9999 says:
Thanks Sandra
Posted on: Feb 09, 2018
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