The Egyptian Museum in Turin is the most important in the world after Cairo. It contains incredibly important finds which were brought to Italy thanks to Italian archaeological expeditions. The first collection of Egyptian antiquities that led to the opening of the museum, in 1824, dates back to the work of Bernardino Drovetti.
The initial 5628 finds are now located beside those of the expeditions of the early 20th Century, when any finds from the digs were still divided up between Egypt and the expeditions.
The museum was built in such a way as to enable a dual visit to Egypt, either chronologically (on the ground floor) or following a thematic trail (on the first floor).
Genuine sites, tombs and temples have been reconstructed inside the museum, and these can be visited “from the inside” in a 360° journey.
The Museum currently holds approximately 30,000 finds, in a trail that starts in the Palaeolithic age and continues to the annexation of Egypt to the Roman Empire and the spreading of Christianity with the diffusion of the Coptic language.
The Egyptian museum
Via Accademia delle Scienze, 6
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Obligatory reservation for groups and schools.
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