"The Hermitage, St Petersburg's Louvre, offered nice nooks, especially in a certain hall on the ground floor, among cabinets with scarabs, behind the sarcophagus of Nana, high priest of Ptah"

Housed in the former Imperial Winter Palace on the Neva River, The State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg is one of the world's greatest museums, with collections ranging from Impressionist paintings to Scythian Gold.

Further reading: The Hermitage: The Biography of a Great Museum by Geraldine Norman

 

Egyptian Sarcophagi, Hermitage Museum
Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikeEgyptian Sarcophagi, Hermitage Museum - Credit: Thomas Ault