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Louvre Museum

Updated on March 22, 2016

Louvre Museum prides itself on being one of the world’s biggest, most visited museums and a historic monument in Paris, France. Perfectly situated on the Right Bank of the Seine in the1st arrondissement, the museum covering an area of 60,600 square meters stores around 35,000 objects from prehistory to the 21st century.

In 2012, the museum welcomed more than 9.7 million visitors to explore the world of ancient objects. First erected as a fortress in 1190, the Louvre however was rebuilt in the 16th century to serve as a royal palace then. The Louvre became a precious art museum, exhibiting the royal collection and artifacts after Louis XIV left for Versailles. The Louvre’s huge collection consists of Egyptian antiques, Near Eastern antiquities, ancient Greek and Roman sculptures, paintings and drawings by the Old Masters as well as lost of artifacts from French nobles. The exhibitions can be seen in 8 departments including Egyptian Antiquities of objects from Napoleon’s Egyptian campaign; and Near Eastern Antiquities of Mesopotamian art; Greek, Etruscan and Roman Antiquities of architecture, sculpture, mosaics, bronzes, jewelry, and pottery; Islamic Art, Sculptures, Decorative Arts of the treasures of the French kings; and Prints and Drawings. The Louvre came to the attention of a mainstream visitors thanks to its richest painting collection in the world that all periods of European art up to the Revolutions of 1848 is be strongly and truthfully represented. It is undoubted that the most famed masterpiece displayed here is Leonardo da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa,” who makes the hearts of visitors melt away with her beatific smile. When coming to Louvre Museum, visitors are offered the chance of enjoying the armless beauty of the “Venus de Milo,” also “Winged Victory,” the ancient Greek sculpture better known as “Nike of Samothrace”. The museum is as well as noted for the Code of Hammurabi, da Vinci’s tragic sculpture “The Dying Slave” and Antonio Canova’s 18th-century sculpture “Psyche Revived by Cupid’s Kiss. Additionally, when you come to Louvre Museum, you also see The Louvre pyramid, an underground lobby and state-of-the-art glass pyramid structure in the courtyard which was installed in 1988, providing light to the underground lobby. It stands out as a noted factor of the landmark museum’s design with its modernity and sophistication.

The Louvre Museum is open every day except for Tuesday and national holidays such as Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, and International Workers’ Day (May 1)


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