Now on displayAll exhibitions
until Sunday 12 March 2023
Major exhibition about the world's most ancient port in Lebanon
5000 years of beads
until Sunday 7 May 2023
Small exhibition with hundreds of necklaces and beads
Living on the edge of the desert
until Sunday 9 April 2023
Nine photos about research into the Jordanian settlement of Udhruh
The multi-faceted world of Ancient Greece, Etruria, and the Roman Empire.
The Netherlands in Roman Times
Romans and local peoples meet each other along the Limes
Archaeology of the Netherlands
300,000 years of Dutch archaeological history
Archaeology from your back garden
Finds from over 350 Dutch municipalities
The Dutch and the ancient Near East
Stunning stories about a remarkable collection
Spectacular display on the museums 200-year history
World-renowned collection with mummies and mummy cases
Miniature masterpieces from the Content Family Collection
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Lecture | Jewish Magic
23-02-2023 | Gideon Bohak (Tel Aviv University) holds a lecture, which offers a brief overview of the Jewish magical tradition, from antiquity to today.
Stone Age mysteries in stereo
During this livestream tour of prehistory, secondary school students visit not only the RMO, but also the German Neanderthal Museum.
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Who are we?
At the Dutch National Museum of Antiquities you can explore the age-old civilisations of Egypt, the Classical World, the ancient Near East, and the Netherlands.
Now on display: Byblos
Visit our new exhibition about Byblos, the world’s most ancient port city, opens. A fishing village that has existed since 6500 BC. was inhabited, grew into a prosperous city on the coast of present-day Lebanon. It became the first international seaport in the world. Egyptians, Assyrians, Babylonians, Phoenicians, Greeks and Romans left their marks. In this large exhibition you will see beautiful masterpieces from the collections of internationally renowned museums, such as the Louvre, British Museum, the National Museum of Beirut and the American University of Beirut Archaeological Museum. On display until 12 March 2023.Read more about Byblos