Egyptian Museum Turin

The Turin Egyptian Museum is one of the great tourist attractions of the Piedmontese capital. The city renovated during the 2006 Olympic Games includes many quality museums. Besides the Egyptian Museum, you can also visit the "new" Oriental Arts Museum, the famous museum of cinema, the museum of modern art or even the automobile museum ...

Visit the Egyptian Museum of Turin

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To love museums or not, the countryside or the city, the sea or the mountain, the white or the black? Why shut up in such a binarity. Let's make the most of it! How lucky and rich to be able to understand and discover life in the time of the Pharaohs through all kinds of objects, explanations, and even human remains etc ...

The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities in Turin exhibits more than 6,000 works, but be careful, this figure may be misleading because some pieces are very small. It has more than 26,000 reserves in reserve, making it one of the largest museums of Egyptology in the world. Even if from the point of view of visitors it is still far from the Egyptian works presented at the Louvre in Paris without speaking of Cairo of course.

The museum was renovated in 2015, may be with a little too many glazed areas and mirrors from floor to ceiling accompanied by directional lights, probably in search of a cozy atmosphere. We regret the charm of "old dusty museum" of more than 180 years with cracked parquet floor and partly frosted glass, but modernization seemed essential to the success of the places ...

The wikipedia card, the website of the museum will give you a maximum of details about the works: funerary boats, papyrus, mummies, fabrics, various and varied tools, tables of offering, sarcophagi, ceramics, monumental or miniature statues, funerary steles, weapons, furniture, musical instruments etc ...
We advise you to dwell on the molding (reproduction) of the Rosetta stone that allowed Champollion to decipher the hieroglyphs (true cryptography work) and the associated explanations; monumental sculptures; the miniature statues in blue ceramic and sarcophagi or the moving tomb and remains of an unknown old millennium (see photos below) ...

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Egyptology, a French passion (egyptophilia), since Napoleon, will surely be a good excuse for a day or a weekend, for example, from the Côte d'Azur or the nearby Alps.

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