The Louvre Museum and the most important information about it

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The Louvre is one of the most important museums in the world, and one of the largest archeological sites that have great significance in history, especially in the city of Paris. The museum is located on the Seine River on the right bank. From prehistoric times to the 21st century, the museum was one of the most visited art museums in 2020, and in the following article we show you the most interesting information about this important museum. Follow us on Arab travelers.

Louvre Museum

This museum is one of the largest museums in the world in addition to its great importance, as the area of ​​the land on which the museum is located is (72.735 square kilometers), and the museum displays approximately (38,000) artifacts and historical objects.
This museum is located inside the Louvre Palace, which was built on the basis that it was a castle for defense, in the late 12th to 13th century, after which the castle lost its defensive function due to urban expansions, then it was converted to the residence of the French king of kings by Francis I, after which it was expanded The palace more than once until I became what it is now the Louvre Palace.
Louis IV turned the palace into a museum in order to display the royal collection that included ancient Greek and Roman statues. At the time of the French Revolution, the National Assembly decided to use this museum to display the most important masterpieces and masterpieces through this museum, and the museum has already opened in 1793, and at that time it had 537 paintings.
The museum included 20 thousand distinct historical pieces that were exhibited in the museum, that was during the reign of Louis XVIII and Charles X, and during the period of the second empire’s rule, and the groups in the museum were divided into 8 sections: (Egyptian Antiquities – Islamic Sculpture _ Antiquities of the Near East _ arts of decorative paintings _ prints _ drawings _ Greek, Etruscan and Roman antiquities).

The most famous paintings of the Louvre Museum

  • Mona Lisa: The Mona Lisa is the most famous painting in the world, and it is one of the most important works of the artist, painter Leonardo Da Vinci.
  • The death of the Virgin: This painting has a very great value to date with respect to the era of secularism, because it expresses the depth of the emotional realities, and it is the work of the great painter “Michelangelo Mirisi” who was called Caravaggio.
  • Freedom Panel leads the people: It is considered one of the strongest images that were painted to express the French Revolution, and it was the work of the great artist “Eugene Delacroix”.
  • Coronation of Napoleon: This painting embodied a very important presentation of French history. It was by Jacques-Louis David and it was completed in 1806.
  • Charles I of England: This painting embodies the image of a king who has absolute power over which no one can argue, and it was a work by the great painter Anthony Van Dyck.

Egyptian monuments found in Musée du Louvre

The number of Egyptian antiquities in the museum is more than 5 thousand pieces made from Egyptian civilizations, and the history of these monuments dates back to the period between (4000 years BC to the fourth century AD), and the museum contains more than 20 rooms full of Egyptian antiquities such as: Mummies, ancient tools, ancient clothes, precious jewelry, ancient war weapons, a large collection of Bardi manuscripts, musical instruments, and many different arts, and the museum’s holdings:

  • Antiquities of the ancient era: It includes pieces dating back to ancient Egyptian times, such as: the statue of the seated writer, and the knife of Mount Arak “dating back to 3400 BC”.
  • The effects of the Middle Ages: In this era, the golden works and statues turned from realism to excessive idealism, and this was embodied by the schist statue, and the wooden offering stand.
  • The effects of modern times: The museum includes part of the holdings of modern times, such as: a statue of the gods Nephthys, and a limestone depiction of the god Hathor.

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