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Egyptian Museum of 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.
Reviewed 28 July 2014

This is a world famous museum and the explanations are extremely educational. We visited with local Turin family members and were impressed by the new displays. It took us 20 years to finally visit, but it was worth it. Seniors over 65 pay half price, less than $5. The renovations should be finished in 2015. The location is in historic central Turin.

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Reviewed 26 July 2014

We've been to the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities in Cairo twice, as recently as 2010 just before Tahrir Square erupted. We can't wait until it's safe enough to return. It was necessary, therefore, to plan our first trip to Italy to include the second greatest collection of antiquities in the world, here in Turin. We were not disappointed. In fact, we were gobsmacked by the predynastic exhibit that provided so much richness to our previous understanding about the origins of this greatest of ancient civilizations. Consider this museum predates that founded by Marriette in Cairo, and was filled with treasures by Shiaparrelli and Champollion, the decipherer of the Rosetta Stone (a copy of which is here), and you will appreciate its riches. For us, besides the famous statue of Ramesses II, and the fantastic tomb of Kha (not a pharaoh but a senior bureaucrat, still the only tomb other than Tutankhamen's found intact), a thrill were the statues of Horemheb and his wife, and that of Tutankhamen diminished by the god Amun. The former were largely responsible for the almost total erasure of evidence of the reign of the latter because his father Ankhnaten was a heretic. To our knowledge, the only other statue depicting King Tut (outside of Cairo) is located at Luxor. All beautifully displayed, notwithstanding the ongoing restorations. We also liked the open labs where mummies are being unwrapped and identified. We would have liked a greater degree of professionalism in the descriptions and identifications of all the artifacts, but the audio program (€4) is a nice touch if not the most informative. €7.50 for adults, children under 18 free, this has got to be the bargain museum in Italy.

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Reviewed 24 July 2014

The museum is in the city center, and is very well organized. Each item is labelled with interesting information in various languages including English. Children enter free of charge.

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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.

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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.


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