The Hermitage Museum, located in Saint Petersburg in Russia, is among the largest museum in the world. The museum hosts the largest number of portraits and paintings in the whole world according to Genes World Records. This is the reason why several tourists who visit Russia explore the museum.
Established in 1764 by Empress Catherine the Great when she purchased many amazing paintings from Germany, she decided to found a museum to host these works.
There is for example the Egyptian Antiquities section. It hosts many remarkable displays including some quite wonderful ancient Egyptian displays. The Egyptian collection leads visitors to the Classic that hosts many rich paintings from all the European leading artists of all time.
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