Through Rukweve Ochuko

January 30, 2022 | 3:39 p.m.

Since their creation, museums continue to be a place of history and the home of all forms of creation. From exhibiting works of art dating back centuries to science and natural history, museums are home to everything. With museums, there is something for everyone, something that is likely to blow your mind beyond reason. Museums that exhibit historical objects and…

Asian Civilizations Museum. Picture Guo Pei

Since their creation, museums continue to be a place of history and the home of all forms of creation.

From exhibiting works of art dating back centuries to science and natural history, museums are home to everything.

With museums, there is something for everyone, something that is likely to blow your mind beyond reason. Museums that display historical artifacts and highlight historical moments top the list of the most visited museums in the world.

These museums hold a piece of history that resonates with people reminding them of dark and beautiful times that shaped today’s society.

Here is a list of museums you can visit to walk the path of history.

The Egyptian Museum, Eygpt

A mummy. Shutterstock Photos

The Egyptian Museum houses the entire history of ancient Egypt, a story known to attract the attention of many. Ancient Egypt is one of the most popular time periods in the world. To this day, films and other forms of visual productions around the world produce content that reflects stories from ancient Egypt.

The museum’s exhibits are presented on two floors;

The exhibits of the houses on the first floor are grouped by categories. The collections change places here. Some of the upstairs exhibits include Tutankhamun’s tomb and several statues of Egyptian deities.

The ground floor displays in chronological order the 5,000-year journey of Egyptian history, displaying more than 160,000 artifacts.

Anglo-Boer War Museum, South Africa

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The Anglo-Boer War Museum houses artefacts that provide insight into the events of the Anglo-Boer War fought from October 11, 1899 to May 31, 1902, between Britain and the two Boer (Afrikaner) republics; the Republic of South Africa and the Orange Free State.

The War Museum, which is in Bloemfontein, South Africa, is also a memorial site that commemorates over 27,000 Boer women (wives, mothers and children) who died in British concentration camps during the war.

Its exhibits feature real soldiers’ diaries and journals, lists of prisoners’ names, convictions and deaths in concentration camps. It is also the burial place of Emily Hobhouse, a British activist, who fought against the harsh conditions of Boer women in British prisons.

You can see the development of the Anglo-Boer War from stage to stage as you progress through the museum.

Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, Poland

Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum. Google Arts and Culture Photos

The Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum is a memorial site/museum dedicated to preserving the memory of many who died during the Holocaust in Poland from 1939 to 1945. The Holocaust in Poland was organized by Nazi Germany and involved the murder of over 3 million Polish Jews in concentration camps. It was half the population of Polish Jews.

Attracting millions of people each year, this museum continues to be one of the most visited tourist sites in Poland. The museum shows on site the concentration camps that existed during the Holocaust. The sites are preserved and everything is preserved exactly as it was in previous years. Through its exhibits, you get a clear picture of the horrors of the Holocaust experience.

Qin Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum, China

Terracotta warriors. Photo Charles Platiau

The Terracotta Warriors Museum houses one of the world’s unique finds in history. The museum features excavated terracotta warriors with horses, an exhibit giving information about Emperor Qin’s life, army, battles and many more.

The main attraction of the museum is the three open pits, full of terracotta warriors and horses. These relics provide a visual picture of China’s long, buried history.

Asian Civilizations Museum, Singapore

Asian Civilizations Museum. Picture Guo Pei

It is the best museum in Singapore. It is also one of the most detailed museums of Asian history. The museum reflects an integrated perspective of Pan-Asian cultures. The collections are a representation of Singapore’s multi-ethnic society, which spans the social and cultural history of China, South China, West China and Southeast China.

Its collections feature a diverse range of items, ranging from South Indian work to Chinese porcelain statues, and many more.

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