SP64SP – Obviously, as this one shows.
Javier V – Sorry if I thought you were being frivolous but I suspected some sort of bet or survey and I was half right. Hope the results are not disappointing..
I think Paris and New York are places people find easy to visit ( especially from the UK which is the base of many people on this forum) , and also if you have a partner who is not so keen on Egyptology. Turin is not quite so obvious as a tourist destination perhaps.
However, the Turin museum is stupendous and has exhibits which are quite different from anything else you can see.
Why is the Turin museum stupendous and how are the exhibits quitte different?
I quote myself:
I was serious actually. I was wondering if the Egypt museum in Turin is among the top Egypt museums in the world. Instead of asking that, I wanted to see how many people would have it as a 'top of mind' Egypt museum.
That's why I'm asking about it. Now could you please consider more constructive posts or just ignore this topic? Appreciated.
The museum is very big and has many large statues including the iconic one of Rameses IIwearing the blue crown - one or the five items Zahi Hawass said he wanted to see returned to Egypt.
It has some life size wooden statues which are extremely rare and also the oldest specimens of painted textile in the world.
The newer parts are well lid out with mirrors so you can see the backs of the exhibits.
I also thought the Imhotep museum at Sakkara was very well done. If you are in San Francisco, there is a small but high quality collection at Berkeley. And don't forget Kingston Lacey in Dorset! Not to mention thenAshmolean inOxford!
Javier V – Congrats;a question circumvented with political-grade skill. As there was only one passing mention of the Turin Museum until you yourself introduced it Post 10, I suspect you have your answer but I will now gladly leave this thread to your continuing researches. Good luck.
Well, if Dr. Zahi Hawass had his way, the collections of all of those museums would be returned to Egypt. :)
Look, it is incredibly difficult to compare one museum to another to say which one is better. If you are going to go strictly by the number of artifacts (not a good measure, but what other measures are there), then outside of Egypt the “best” Ancient Egyptian museums would be British Museum in London, Neues Museum in Berlin, Petrie Museum in London, and Louvre in Paris. Egizio in Turin would be seventh. See, for example, …wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_museums_of_Egypt…
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