The Fitzwilliam Museum was founded in 1816 by the bequest of Viscount Fitzwilliam of Merrion to the University of Cambridge and contains magnificent collections of works of art and antiquities of natural and international importance. These include antiquities from Ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome, Roman and Romano-Egyptian, Western Asiatic and Cypriot Art; applied arts, including sculpture, furniture, clocks and rugs, coins and medals, illuminated manuscripts and printed books; paintings, drawings and prints.

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