Two collections have taken up permanent residency in the Neues Museum to present their archaeological . The Egyptian and Papyrus collection provides a comprehensive insight into the continuities and changes that occurred over the course of four millennia in ancient Egyptian and Nubian cultures. The exhibition starts with the history of the collection and of Egyptology itself. The typological display of private figures is followed by works from the Amarna period including the famous head of Tiy and the world-renowned bust of Nefertiti and ends in the Library of Antiquity. The prehistorical collections shows around 6000 exhibits, including Greek and Roman antiquity and rooms dedicated to Heinrich Schliemann’s collection of artefacts from Troy and the cultural history of neighbouring Cyprus.