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Egyptian Museum of Turin
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Ranked #1 of 367 things to do in Turin
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Owner description: The Museo delle Antichità Egizie is the only museum other than the Cairo Museum that is dedicated solely to Egyptian art and culture. Many international scholars, since the decipherer of Egyptian hieroglyphs Jean-François Champollion, who came to Turin in 1824, spend much time pouring over the collections. It was Champollion who famously wrote, “The road to Memphis and Thebes passes through Turin”.The collections that make up today’s Museum, were enlarged by the excavations conducted in Egypt by the Museum’s archaeological mission between 1900 and 1935 (a period when finds were divided between the excavators and Egypt).The Egyptian Museum in Turin has begun 2009 an important project which wants to widen spaces in order to enhance the collections through modern museographical and museological criteria. The Museum will be open all over the period of restoration and the New Egyptian Museum inauguration is scheduled for the year 2015.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“It clicked with me”
Reviewed 22 July 2014

You never know with museums of this kind. You think you should go there, although you don't know a lot about the topic (when was the XV. Dynasty after all?) and it's always a questions whether you get bored quickly but seeing the "same" stuff over and over again.
But this museum was very good, it "clicked" with me. I got into it, like the pieces on exposition and often found myself connected with those strange, far away Egyptians from 4000 years ago.
My recommendation: Don't be cheap, get the audioguide.

Visited July 2014
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“Turin stopover for Tour de France ”
Reviewed 20 July 2014 via mobile

Child very keen to visit and was not disappointed. Very well laid out and despite renovations was well worth the visit.

Bellissimo!

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“visiting Turin's Egyptian museum is a must”
Reviewed 19 July 2014

Even if you have visited Cairo museum and Luxor, it is worth visiting the Egyptian museum of Turin. of of the three best attractions is provisionally closed but it is still a great visit! in 2015 more rooms will be opened. contrary to what we though this museum is privately funded.

Visited July 2014
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Timisoara, Romania
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“Wonderful museum”
Reviewed 14 July 2014

The Egyptean Museum of Turin is one of the most beautiful and complex museum that i have ever seen.
It is placed in the central area of Turin, near to Piazza Castello and San Carlo, and you can easily find it.
It cost 3EUR/people under 25 YO and children/students and 10 EUR for adults. It is quiet big and has a lots of egyptean monuments describing protective animals from ancient perioada and also different types of mummies.
There is also a lab where you can see students practicing on old mummies and skeletons.

If you are passionate about ancient times and history you really should visit this place!

Visited July 2014
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“Best collection of Sekhmet statues!”
Reviewed 13 July 2014

Anyone interested in egyptian history, in history in general or in sekhem must go! Though teeming with school trips when we went it was not claustrophobic, the gift shop was admirable if not at american levels, and the staff were helpful and understanding of an anxiety-attacked brit who'd forgotten all her italian and french!

Visited May 2014
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