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Museo Egizio, Turin

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Must see · History Museum · Art Museum
Dedicated solely to Egyptian art and culture, Museo Egizio houses the world's second-largest collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts. Founded in 1824 by King Carlo Felice, the museum now contains more than 30,000 exhibits, narrating the history of Egypt from the Paleolithic to the Coptic eras. Exhibits contain funeral furnishings and numerous objects of everyday use. Look for the altar of the goddess Isis and the intact tombs of the architect Kha, a builder of pharaohs' tombs, and his wife, Merit. The staff has painstakingly preserved these ancient objects, presenting them in a visitor-friendly layout that makes exploring ancient history fun and informative for of all ages. Guided tours are available with prior reservation. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Turin holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Museo Egizio and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Turin is considered to be the city where Egyptology began; its Museum of Egyptian Antiquities holds artifacts obtained in the excavation sites studied by the Italian Archaeological Mission in the...  more »
  • This museum is stunning and not to be missed. Even if you are not a fan of Egyptian or ancient history you can appreciate this amazing museum. Very well organized and laid out!  more »
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  • An immensely fabulous place. There must be thoughts about returning some of these treasures in the future but beautifully curated and presented.
  • Great experience. Interesting and organised. The information on each display could be improved. The typography is small and white color is not very visible on the transparent glass

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