The Egyptian Museum in Turin is considered the most important of its kind not located in Egypt itself. It is housed in the Palazzo dell’Accademia delle Scienze. Although it is currently undergoing renovations, it is still open to the public.
Egyptian Museum Turin
The address of the museum is Via Accademia delle Scienze, 6 – 10123 Torino (tel. +39 0115617776). Metro: Porta Nuova: Bus: 13, 15, 55, 56, 72. The entrance fee is 7,50 Euro. Young people between 18 and 25 and those over 65 pay 3.50 Euro. Children free. Disabled people free. Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday: 8.30 to 19.30. Monday closed. Closed 25 December.
History and description
The museum was founded in 1824 and is officially called Museo delle Antichità Egizie.
What to see
Statues of several pharaohs, the most famous being that of Rameses II.
A large number (500) of objects found in the tomb of the royal architect Kha and his wife Merit, who lived around 1400 BC.
The temple of Tuthmosi III.
Three different versions of the Egyptian “Book of the Dead”.