The Louvre Museum (in France: Musée du Louvre) is one of the biggest museum, the most visited museum and a historical monument in the world. This museum is located in Rive Droite Seine, First Arondisemen in Paris, France. Almost 35,000 objects from before-century period to the 19th century are showed in this 60,600 m2 area museum.
The Louvre Museum is located in Louvre Palace (Palais du Louvre). Louvre Palace was a fortress that built in the 12th century by Philip II. In 1682, Louis XIV chose Versailles Palace as his private house, left the Louvre Palace. Then, this palace was used to show the collection of the kingdom.
The Louvre Museum Paris was opened for public on August 10th 1793, showing 537 painting. This museum was closed in 1793 until 1801 caused by structural problem. The quantity of the museum’s collection was increased under the leading of Napoleon and then the name of this museum was changed into Musée Napoleon. The quantity of the museum’s collection also getting increased in the leading of Louis XIV and Charles X and along the second imperrium of France, this museum had 20,000 collection. In 2008, the museum’s collection was divided by 8 departments. Actually, this Museum has 380,000 collections and shows 35,000 master pieces in its eight departments. The famous collection in this museum such as “The Seated Scribe” from Saqqara, Egypt (from 2600 BC until 2350 BC) and “Mona Lisa” by Leonardo da Vinci. So, if you want to see another the world’s master pieces, visit the Louvre Museum in Paris, France.
Some Collections at the Louvre Paris:
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