The Egyptian Museum of Turin
The Egyptian Museum of Turin is the oldest museum dedicated to the Pharaonic civilization and boasts the second collection of Egyptian antiquities in the world as well as the most important outside Egypt and after the Cairo museum.
The Egyptian Museum of Turin is the result of an almost four hundred year long journey, which sees its genesis with the first Egyptian antiquities commissioned by the Savoy in the seventeenth century and then in the purchase of the Drovetti collection which allowed, in 1824, the creation of the first great Egyptian Museum.
The visit itinerary winds through five exhibition floors that house about 3700 artifacts to tell the story of the Egyptian Museum, the collections and the archaeological contexts of the objects on display.
Visiting the Egyptian Museum means traveling through time through more than 4000 years of history, encountering priceless finds such as the predynastic natural mummy dating back to the fifth millennium BC, the papyrus documenting the first strike in history and the statues of the legendary pharaohs, in particular that of Ramesses II, one of the best known characters of ancient Egypt.
Reconstructions of archaeological contexts dedicated to the major discoveries of the Egyptian Museum allow the visitor to immerse themselves in the daily life and culture of ancient Egypt, as happens in the room dedicated to the workers' village of Deir el-Medina, where the exhibits on display tell the story of workers involved in the construction and decoration of the tombs of the pharaohs, and in the room that preserves the funerary equipment of the never violated tomb of the architect Kha and his wife Merit.