Musée des Beaux-Arts et d'archéologie de Besançon, Besancon
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The Musée des Beaux-Arts et d'archéologie in the French city of Besançon is the oldest public museum in France. It was set up in 1694, nearly a century before the Louvre became a public museum.CollectionsThe collections of the Musée des Beaux-Arts et d'archéologie de Besançon are divided in three categories: archaeology, painting, and drawing cabinet.Archaeology The Egyptian collection includes the mummies of Seramon, a royal scribe who lived in the end of the 21st Dynasty, and of Ankhpakhered, Amon's artist and son of a priest of the 26th Dynasty but also a series of statuettes representing gods, ushabtis, etc.An important prehistoric collection includes objects of the Neolithic, Bronze Age and Iron Age.The most important archaeology collection belongs to the Gallo-Roman period, it includes mosaics, other objects found during digs in the town, and the bronze statue of a bull with three horns from Avrigney.The medieval collection includes statues, stone sarcophagus and other relics.
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  • Sorryly no exhibitions becaause of massive construction works in the whole building. So we had to go to the Marché des beaux arts instead ! Very delicous ! 
  • This property currently in rehabilitation funds are very important and its collections make it one of the most beautiful museums in the province. Should reopen its doors in 2017-2018.
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  • Museum having many high quality paintings, but also some Egypt with sarcophagi and mummies, even more beautiful since it has been reffet
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