The Louvre Museum, Paris
1400AD-Present-Modern Era Europe France

Louvre Museum, Paris – the world’s greatest art museum

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May 13, 2021
Year1793
TypeMuseum
ReopeningThe museum will reopen on May 19, 2021.
All visitors, including those entitled to free admission, must book a time slot.
Bookings can be done through the online ticketing service starting the afternoon of May 12, 2021.
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Getting thereMetro: Louvre – Rivoli Station
LocationRue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris, France, Europe

The Louvre Museum in Paris owns 615 797 objects and displays 35 000 works of art.

Since 24 March 2021, 482 943 objects are accessible online.

Louvre Museum collections

Egyptian antiquities

The collection has over 50 000 pieces, housed in more than 20 rooms, and includes artifacts from the Nile civilizations which date from 4 000 BC to the 4th century AD. The collection includes The Gebel el-Arak Knife, The Seated Scribe, The Great Sphinx of Tanis, Akhenaten and Nefertiti.

Akhenaten and Nefertiti, Egyptian antiquities, Louvre

Near Eastern antiquities

The department is divided into three geographic areas: the Levant, Mesopotamia (Iraq), and Persia (Iran). The collection includes Assryian lamassu (Human-headed winged bull), The Statue of Ebih-Il, The Code of Hammurabi

Human-headed winged bull, Near Eastern antiquities, louvre

Greek, Etruscan, and Roman

The collection includes The Winged Victory of Samothrace and the Venus de Milo.

Greek, Etruscan, and Roman

Islamic art

The collection includes The Pyxis of al-Mughira, Iranian tile with bismillah, The Baptistère de Saint Louis.

Islamic art, louvre

Sculptures

Many French sculptures are exhibited in “Cour Marly”

sculptures, louvre

Decorative arts

The works are displayed on the Richelieu Wing’s, first floor and in the Apollo Gallery.

Decorative arts, louvre

Painting

The painting collection has more than 7500 works.

Mona Lisa, Louvre Museum, Paris

There is also a Prints and drawings collection.

This is my list of masterpieces at the Louvre

The Inverted Pyramid, Louvre Museum, Paris

The Inverted Pyramid

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Roman statue of Tiber, Louvre, Paris

The Roman statue of Tiber

The Roman statue of Tiber was discovered in front of the temple of Isis and Sarapis together with its sister statue, the statue of the Nile river.
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Law Code of Hammurabi (1792–1750 BC, Mesopotamia), Louvre, Paris 2

Law Code of Hammurabi

Law Code of Hammurabi is the longest surviving text from Old Babylon and is often considered the first written economic formula.
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Venus de Milo, Paris, France

Interesting facts about Venus de Milo

Whether it is a representation of Aphrodite, the goddess of love and beauty, or of Amphitrite, the goddess of the sea venerated on the island of Milos, the statue Venus de Milo, one of the masterpieces of the Louvre museum, attracts us by its beauty even after 2000 years since its creation.
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