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Museo Egizio

Museo Egizio Review

The Egyptian Museum's superb collection includes statues of pharaohs and mummies and entire frescoes taken from royal tombs—all in all, it's one of the world's finest and largest museums of its kind. The striking sculpture gallery, designed by Oscar-winner 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.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Via Accademia delle Scienze 6, Centro, Turin, 10123 | Map It
  • Phone: 011/5617776
  • Cost: €7.50
  • Hours: Tues.–Sun. 8:30–7:30; ticket sales end 1 hr before closing
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  • Location: Turin
Updated: 03-06-2013

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