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Egyptian Museum of Turin
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Owner description: The Museo delle Antichità Egizie is the only museum other than the Cairo Museum that is dedicated solely to Egyptian art and culture. Many international scholars, since the decipherer of Egyptian hieroglyphs Jean-François Champollion, who came to Turin in 1824, spend much time pouring over the collections. It was Champollion who famously wrote, “The road to Memphis and Thebes passes through Turin”.The collections that make up today’s Museum, were enlarged by the excavations conducted in Egypt by the Museum’s archaeological mission between 1900 and 1935 (a period when finds were divided between the excavators and Egypt).The Egyptian Museum in Turin has begun 2009 an important project which wants to widen spaces in order to enhance the collections through modern museographical and museological criteria. The Museum will be open all over the period of restoration and the New Egyptian Museum inauguration is scheduled for the year 2015.
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“best egyptian museum in Europe”
Reviewed March 2, 2014

only two stories but a lot is packed into this museum. Take at least 2-3 hours and wander among the displays, reading the cards (in English!). Well worth the time, but get there early or make reservations. Take as many photos as you wish. Note: i spent 3 hours in this place and i still didn't see it all.

Visited January 2014
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Varese, Italy
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“For a foreign: If enthusiastic about Egyptian antiquities, OK to visit; For a local: Better plan to visit it next year”
Reviewed February 25, 2014

This is a major Turin attraction... Is advertised as the only museum dedicated exclusively to the Egyptian art and culture... no doubt of it, but if we talk about statistics there are several museums with a higher quantity of Egyptian artifacts (British Museum, Berlin Museum, Louvre, some in the US)

The museum is being modernized to state-of-art museum standards. Remember that visited 10 years ago, there were much more artifacts and the exhibition rooms were much more illuminated (artifacts displayed in the old way, opened windows with curtains or blinds) now lesser artifacts and closed sealed windows so sunlight can't come in... darker rooms... and short the visit due to the restoration and renovation works, still in progress... For a foreign just cannot missed it (if interested) but for a local, better plan to visit it after spring of next year...

Visited January 2014
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Budapest, Hungary
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“Classic museum visit”
Reviewed January 31, 2014

Exhibition was not too surprising, but interesting. Ticket was pretty cheap for students. Museum was very full and still under reconstructions.

Visited January 2014
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Refurbished museum very attractive...”
Reviewed January 23, 2014

The largest Egyptian museum outside of Egypt, it has recently been restored and refurbished. They did a great job! Very interesting and well laid out… The only drawback is that the panels explaining what the item is, are low and difficult to read… A must see when in Torino.

Visited November 2013
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Boise, Idaho
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“Excellent collection of artifacts”
Reviewed January 4, 2014 via mobile

Lines can be very long for admission, so either buy tickets online in advance, or arrive very early in the day. The earlier you can go the better, as this museum gets crowded with tour groups and it is much easier to see things when there is less of a crowd. We arrived near 9am and had no wait and pleasant viewing without advance tickets.

There is an impressive collection here, ranging from small items to the contents of tombs. There are books of the dead, statues, and mummies. Luckily the signage is in English and Italian, unlike some other museums, so even if you don't speak Italian you can read about the artifacts as you see them. Although there is renovation going on, there is still much to see here. One very cool thing were the small vessels used for cat mummies when cats died, which I've not seen before. Many fascinating items, even preserved food found in one of the tombs.

Well worth a visit when in Turin.

Visited December 2013
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