Papyrusmuseum

Papyrusmuseum information

Location
Vienna , Austria
Address
01, Heldenplatz
Telephone
+43 534 10 420
Getting there
Metro: Herrengasse, Museumsquartier
Tram: D, 1, 2, 71 Burgring
More information
www.onb.ac.at
Prices
adult/under 19yr €4/free
Opening hours
10am-6pm Tue-Sun, to 9pm Thu
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Part of the Nationalbibliothek museum ensemble, the Papyrus Museum displays an interesting collection of 200 fragments of ancient writing on papyrus. Papyrus was used for writing in ancient Egypt and the museum focuses on this, and cultures that influenced ancient Egypt; it also has fragments of writing on other media such as parchment and clay.

One of its highlights is a fragment of musical notation on pottery depicting the choral ode from Orestes, a tragedy written by the Greek Euripides.