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The collection's core focus is European early history, spanning from the Palaeolithic Age to the Middle Ages. Highpoints in the collection include Heinrich Schliemann's Trojan Collection, the discovery of a Neanderthal from Le Moustier, the Berlin Gold Hat, dating from the Bronze Age, and a wealth of funerary objects from the time of the Merovingian dynasty.
The Museum of Prehistory and Early History's exhibition is on display in the Neues Museum on the Museum Island Berlin.