The north wing of the Neues Museum shows exhibits from ancient Egypt on 3,600 square meters and three levels. Between 1842 and 1845, the leading Egyptologist of the time, Richard Lepsius, was responsible for the design of the Egyptian Museum. At that time already the aim of the museum was to represent the current state of Egyptology. One of the most famous exhibits of the New Museum in Berlin is probably the bust of Queen Nefertiti, which is in remarkable condition. The museum's papyrus collection is also full of significant works from ancient Egypt to late antiquity.