Institut für die Kulturen des Alten Orients


The Egyptian Collection

The Egyptian Collection of the University of Tübingen is one of the most importanat Egyptological university collections in Germany with over 2000 objects. Primarily designed as a teaching collection for students and a research facility for fellow researchers, the collection spans the entire world of ancient Egypt. Due to the exceptional quality of many of the exhibits, it also offers interested laypeople an excellent opportunity to familiarize themselves with the culture of Pharaonic Egypt.


Please contact Dr. Susanne Beck for informationen on the Egyptian Collection.

The Near Eastern Collection

In Mesopotamia, the land between the rivers Euphrates and Tigris, one of the earliest advanced civilizations of mankind emerged. Around 3000 BC they developed one of the oldest known scripts. The cuneiform script, the characters of which were impressed in damp clay with a stylus made of reed, proved to be highly efficient: the writing material was unrivaled cheap and the writing system was flexible enough to allow peoples of different languages to adapt it to their own needs for over three millennia. The University Museum in the Tübinger castle offers the opportunity to follow this unique success story with the help of inscribed clay tablets that represent the various stages of cuneiform writing.


Please contact Prof. Dr. Andreas Fuchs for informationen on the Near Eastern Collection.

You may find further information on the homepage of the University Museum (MUT).