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Antique and Classical Collection II

Antique and Classical Collection II

Part of the original collection with the two huge Ludwigsalabastra dating from the 6th century BC (image: Georg Pöhlein)

Part of the original collection with the two huge Ludwigsalabastra dating from the 6th century BC (image: Georg Pöhlein)

The first original antique artefacts were added to the Antique and Classical Collection by Heinrich Bulle, Chair of Archaeology, in 1904. This new addition complemented the existing collection of plaster casts. Today the casts and original artefacts can be viewed by the public during the regular opening hours of the museum known as the Antique and Classical Collection. The majority of objects in the original collection date from Mycenaean Greece, primarily from the period between the sixth and fifth centuries BC. Some of these works are the only ones of their kinds in the world and are named after the city and the University, such the Erlanger Dreifuß, the Erlanger Becher, and the Schale des Erlanger
Malers.

The collection also includes an impressive selection of antique engraved gemstones and antique coins. Due to ethical considerations the collection is no longer being expanded. Nevertheless, research involving the artefacts is still constantly leading to new discoveries that are presented to the public once a year in a special exhibition.

Go to collection website (in German)

Address

Institut für Klassische Archäologie
Kochstr. 4
91054 Erlangen

Contact

Dr. Martin Boss
martin.boss@fau.de
+49 9131 8526336 or +49 9131 8524791

Opening times during lecture periods:

Tuesday to Thursday, 2 p.m.–5 p.m., and every second and fourth Sunday of the month

Tours available upon request