Die Sammlung Klagenfurter Aegyptiaca und ihre Aufarbeitung
The collection of Aegyptiaca from Klagenfurt is part of the collection of the Landesmuseum Kärnten (Carinthian State Museum), Austria. It comprises approximately 300 small objects, mostly amulets. The objects date predominantly to the Late Period with the earliest object dating to the Seventeenth Dynasty. They are currently being investigated within the framework of a dedicated project at the Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich, under lead investigator Edith Bernhauer. The collection itself was established in 1858 via donations in Klagenfurt, Carinthia. The provenance within Egypt is unknown for most objects; however, further investigations – notably into the donor biographies – might provide leads. In 2019, to facilitate working with the collection and the data generated within the project, a relational database was created for internal management. To showcase both the objects and the research processes, social media was used for public outreach.
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