Antikenmuseum Basel und Sammlung Ludwig


The grant supports the major exhibition “Happy Arabia? Myth and Reality in the Land of the Queen of Sheba” focusing on the history, art and cultures of ancient South Arabia as well as on the important links and routes of commerce with the Greek Mediterranean world.

The Antikenmuseum Basel und Sammlung Ludwig, founded in 1961, is the only Swiss Museum devoted exclusively to the ancient Mediterranean cultures. Its permanent collections consist mainly of Egyptian, Greek, Italic, Etruscan and Roman artworks, thus covering a time-period from the 4th millennium B.C. to the 6th century A.D.