Museum of Calouste Gulbenkian proudly flaunts its splendid collection of Ancient arts that have been its most admired displays. The museum was specifically made to accommodate the sprawling collection of Calouste Gulbenkian which he collected over his lifetime. Many of the stunning works that you will see here were bought from Hermitage in St. Petersburg in the 1920s. The time line of collection ranges from 2700 B.C Egypt to the early 20th century and has collection in different fields which shows the wide interests Calouste Gulbenkian. The gallery of permanent exhibits is divided in chronological and geographical order. The displays are mainly Egyptian, Middle Eastern Islamic, Mesopotamian, Roman and Far Eastern. In the second section that is chronologically set, starts with ivory and illuminated manuscripts and then is followed by 15th, 16th, and 17th century art works.