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The Fitzwilliam Museum

Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1RB

The principal museum in Cambridge has a collection of antiquities, from a Hittite cylinder seal to Greek and Roman finds. Its Cyprus gallery has ceramics and glass from the Early Bronze Age to the Roman period (around 2,500 BC to AD 400), and among its Egyptian items is a Twelfth Dynasty, Middle Kingdom, tableau of a butcher at work. Its Ancient Near East Gallery includes a beautiful 9th-century BC alabaster relief of an eagle-headed demon from the palace of Assur-nasirpal II in Nimrud, Iraq. The Fitzwilliam is known for its prints department, and its fine art. It also has an excellent collections of Iznik tiles, the subject of its 2015 calendar.

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