Musio Egizio – Turin

Visited on the 27th and 28th November 2015

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The Museo Egizio is a museum in Turin, Italy, specialising in Egyptian archaeology and anthropology. It houses one of the largest collections of Egyptian antiquities with more than 30,000 artefacts. (around 6000 on display)

Address: Via Accademia delle Scienze, 6, 10123 Torino, Italy

Opening Hours:  Monday 9a.m. – 2p.m: Tuesday to Sunday 9a.m. -6:30 p.m.

Closing days: January 1st and Christmas day

Telephone: +39 011 561 7776

Official Web Site: http://www.museoegizio.it

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Prices: Adult: € 13,00      Concessions: Age 15 to 18: € 9,00. Age 6 to 14: € 1,00

Free: Using the Turin Museum Card or Turin-Piermont Card.

*Please Note* Photography is allowed without flash

As you descend to the ticket office and Floor -1, you enter a well lit ticket hall and shop

(The ticket counters and shop can get very busy at peak times (12-2pm) and there are automated machines on this floor and another bookshop immediately to your right as you enter the front door of the Museum.)

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Items of interest include:

Assemblea dei Re (Kings Assembly) a term originally indicating a collection of statues representing all the kings of the New Kingdom.

Temple of Tuthmose III

Sarcophagi, mummies and books of the dead, originally belonging to the Drovetti collection.

A painting on canvas dated at about 3500 BC (found in 1931)

Funerary paraphernalia from the Tomba di Ignoti (Tomb of Unknown) from the Old Kingdom

Tomb of Kha and of Merit, found intact by Schiaparelli

Papyrus collection room, originally collected by Drovetti and later used by Champollion during his studies for the decoding of the hieroglyphics.

Mensa Isiaca (The Table of Isis)

Tomba Dipinta (The Painted Tomb) usually closed to the public.

The Turin King List (or Turin Royal Canon)

Fifteen Rooms split over three floors (Predynastic, Dynastic and Roman Periods)

For a more detailed view of the Rooms and Collections please follow the link below:

https://musioegizio.wordpress.com/

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