Museums are the best place to visit if you are too connected and obsessed with antique objects and human history, says Thomas J Salzano, a famous antiquity dealer. As a child, you may have visited the museum but may not have understood the importance of the antique pieces kept behind the glass.
To preserve these ancient and priceless antique collections is not an easy task; these antique pieces are preserved and kept safely in the museums under proper security. It’s indeed due to the famous and well-maintained museums that the interest to know more about the history and the historical things is still alive among the people, especially the young generation.
Let’s quickly have a look at the list shared by Thomas J Salzano of some famous museums in the world:
- Egyptian Museum
The Egyptian Museum in Cairo is one of the world’s best museums and is home to almost 120,000 ancient items. Starting from the ground floor you will see an extensive collection of papyrus and coins that were used by the ancient Egyptians. Morning forward to the first floor you will be amazed to see the artifacts from the final two dynasties of Ancient Egypt and the artifacts taken from the Valley of the Kings. The big highlights are from the Tomb of Tutankhamun and the Royal Mummy containing 27 royal mummies from pharaonic times.
Whenever we talk about the famous museums in the world we can never miss ‘The Louvre” in Paris. The center of attraction is the glass pyramid from the year 1989. The most famous exhibit is Leonardo da Vinci’s painting of the Mona Lisa. There is always a huge crowd around the painting as no one wants to leave the museum without visiting the place where the painting is kept.
- Vatican Museums
The museum was founded by Pope Julius II in the sixth century located in Rome. These museums are famous for the spiral staircase, the exquisitely decorated Sistine Chapel and the Raphael Rooms. The center of attraction under the patronage of Pope Julius II is the painted ceiling between 1508 and 1512.
- British Museum
It is a museum of human history and culture. It has more than 7 million objects that originate from all continents, documenting and illustrating the story of human culture from its beginning to the present.
- Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Metropolitan Museum of Art is also popularly known as The Met, is an art museum located in New York City. The museum has hundreds of rooms on its two floors and has millions of art from across human history, and across the world to watch.
Other Popular Museums Across the World:
- Uffizi Gallery
- Hermitage Museum
- Museum of Modern Art
- Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
- National Palace Museum
- Museo Nacional de Antropologia
- Prado Museum
- Tokyo National Museum
These were some famous museums that have a great collection of ancient objects that have become the center of attraction for the visitors, says Thomas J Salzano. The museum committee puts in a lot of effort to maintain the museum, manage the visitors, and most importantly preserve the ancient objects kept in the museum. It’s our duty as a visitor to appreciate and show some respect towards the emotion and history attached to each object kept in the museums is a small message from Thomas to each one of us.