Friday, November 14, 2008

Glyptothek, Munich

The Glyptothek, built by King Ludwig I of Bavaria in 1830 to house his collection of Greek  and Roman sculptures. Opposite the Königsplatz is Bavaria's state museum of Egyptian antiquities (a collection established by Duke Albrecht in the 16th century). 
Walk out of the Königsplatz toward Schwabing, however, and you might come across a small metal sign that informs you that this area was put to perverted use by the Third Reich: Where the former Bavarian government built art museums, the Nazis paved over the grass and burned books and held mass rallies. 

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