The Egyptian Museum in Rome is housed in the Egyptian Academy, which aims to spread Egyptian culture in Italy.
Egyptian Museum Rome
The address of the Accademia d’Egitto di Roma is Via Omero, 4 – 00197 Rome (tel. +39 06 3201896 or 06 3201907). Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 10:00 to 16:00. Closed: Saturday and Sunday. Entrance: Free. (Note that prices and times may be subject to change.)
History and description
The Egyptian Academy was founded in 1929 to promote the spread of Egyptian, African and Arab culture. The academy’s first seat was the Casina dell’Orologio in the Villa Borghese Park. Since 1960, it has been located at its current address.
What to see
It was Englishman Howard Carter who discovered Tutankhamon’s burial chamber in 1922.
The permanent exhibition is entitled “The Miraculous Discovery of Tutankhamon’s Tomb”. On display are replicas of the burial equipment of this pharaoh, who is especially famous because his tomb was discovered virtually intact. Among others, one can see the face mask, the golden sarcophagus and one of the war chariots. Almost all of the original objects are on display at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo.
Whoever is interested in more Egyptian art and history, can visit the beautiful Egyptian section in the Vatican Museums in Rome.