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Piedmont and Valle d'Aosta Sights

Museo Egizio

  • Via Accademia delle Scienze 6 Map It
  • Fodor's Choice

Updated 04/24/2014

Fodor's Review

The Egyptian Museum's superb collection includes statues of pharaohs and mummies and entire frescoes taken from royal tombs—it's one of the world's finest and largest museums of its kind. The striking sculpture gallery, designed by the Oscar-winning production designer Dante Ferretti, is a veritable who's who of ancient Egypt. Look for the magnificent 13th-century BC statue of Ramses II and the fascinating Tomb of Kha. The latter was found intact with furniture, supplies

of food and clothing, writing instruments, and a complete set of personal cosmetics and toiletries. Unfortunately, the museum's objects are not always displayed according to modern standards. Along with carefully constructed exhibits with detailed information in English and Italian you will also find rooms that resemble warehouses filled with objects, with little or no information provided. The museum is housed in the Palazzo dell'Accademia delle Scienze, a baroque tour de force designed by the priest and architect Guarino Guarini.

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Sight Information

Address:

Via Accademia delle Scienze 6, Turin, 10123, Italy

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Phone:

011-5617776

Sight Details:

  • €7.50
  • Tues.–Sun. 8:30–7:30; ticket sales end 1 hr before closing

Updated 04/24/2014

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