Calouste Gulbenkian the Armenian early 20th century oil magnate, dubbed Mr 5% for his habit of retaining a 5% share in companies he developed, spent his last decade living in Lisbon after World War 2. So taken was he with his adopted city, he willed much of his extensive collection of Art, Antiques and archeology to the city which is collected within Lisbon’s Calouste Gulbenkian Museum.

Below are just a scant few of the treasures Gulbenkian has entrusted to future generations to study, marvel and enjoy. From Ancient Sumerian stone tablets, Egyptian artifacts, Roman Statues, Persian carpets, to renaissance artworks, antique furnishings and exquisite jewelry there is much to astound within the walls of the Gulbenkian Museum.