“The way to Menfi and Tebe stops by Turin”. That’s what Champollion wrote, referring to the Turin’s Egyptian Museum.
Founded in 1824, the Turin’s Egyptian Museum is the oldest Egyptian museum in the world and, together with the Cairo one, the only one to be exclusively dedicated to the Ancient-Egypt’s art and culture.
The Museum of the Egyptian antiquities is constituted by more than 8000 objects
Extremely beautiful statues, papyruses, stela, sarcophagi and mummies, but also bronze objects, amulets and necklaces.
You will also find a lot of daily life objects such as: pottery, foods, utensils, chests and baskets, stools, cloths and objects, combs and cosmetic objects with parts of wigs, mirrors, combs, pins, ointments and their original pots.
The oldest sculpture of the whole collection is Princess Redi’s statue, which was graven in the diorite by the time of the III dynasty (2800 b.C. circa).
A museum of great charm, only in its kind; a must if you visit Turin.
Itinerary of visit
Pre-dynastic time/Ancient Kingdom
Grave of the unknowns/Grave of Iti and Neferu
Middle Kingdom/New Kingdom
Deir El Medina
Tomba di Kha
Galleria dei Sarcofagi
Valle delle Regine
Epoca Romana e Tardoantica
14a/b. Galleria dei Re
15. Tempio di Ellesjia / Sala Nubiana
Storia del Museo