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Museo Egizio, Turin

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Dedicated solely to Egyptian art and culture, Museo Egizio houses the world's second-largest collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts. Founded in 1824 by King Carlo Felice, the museum now contains more than 30,000 exhibits, narrating the history of Egypt from the Paleolithic to the Coptic eras. Exhibits contain funeral furnishings and numerous objects of everyday use. Look for the altar of the goddess Isis and the intact tombs of the architect Kha, a builder of pharaohs' tombs, and his wife, Merit. The staff has painstakingly preserved these ancient objects, presenting them in a visitor-friendly layout that makes exploring ancient history fun and informative for of all ages. Guided tours are available with prior reservation. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Turin holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Museo Egizio and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • A very cool and informative museum. It has a huge and very comprehensive collection. The one downside is that the layout is a bit confusing to follow if you’re walking around, but even out of order... 
    A very cool and informative museum. It has a huge and very comprehensive collection. The one downside is that the layout is a bit confusing to follow if you’re walking around, but even out of order...  more »
  • The place is really big and you’d need 3 hours to cover everything. Make sure you leave enough time and strength for the exhibits towards the exit, as they are amazing. Also, tickets are available... 
    The place is really big and you’d need 3 hours to cover everything. Make sure you leave enough time and strength for the exhibits towards the exit, as they are amazing. Also, tickets are available...  more »
  • Amazing museum, so many artefacts in great condition. This place makes the British Museum look like a toy! A must see for any visit to Torino 
    Amazing museum, so many artefacts in great condition. This place makes the British Museum look like a toy! A must see for any visit to Torino  more »
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  • When we told people we were going to Torino, everyone talked excitedly about the Egyptian Museum, and for good reason — it is truly a wealth of Eyptian artifacts! I was genuinely awed several times throughout. There are mummies aplenty and beautiful sarcophagi to admire. They have many things to wow you, but the most impressive to me was that they had an actual ancient Egyptian temple inside. It was given by Egypt in appreciation for Italy’s archaeological help. Truly impressive. We did a guided 2 hour tour, which skipped some things, so I could have easily spent more time. I’d say 3+ hours minimum if you want to really absorb everything.
  • This museum has great collection. If you're interested in Egyptology, the place serves you well. They have guided tours in English and Italian languages, and it's worth opting for one. Please make sure to book online about 2 weeks in advance to make sure you have slots available for the day of visit. Usually the queues are long and the tickets at the counter are sold out quickly.
  • Very nice spot. The treasures from Egypt are wonderful and very well conservated. The museum is really impressive with its permanent exhibition. The temporary one is adding value to its collection by presenting and explaining methods and tools owned by scientists in archeology. I would say it has to be visited. Improvements can be on the visitor path. We do not always know where to go.
  • Excellent collection of invaluable archaeological pieces, beautifully preserved and proudly stolen from Egypt. Like other museums of this kind around the world, the most incredible issue is that these artifacts are arrogantly exhibited to the public for an expensive entrance fee. On one of the statues, the French "archaeologist" that discovered it, even had his name and date of discovery engraved on it. No better than a graffiti on a wall or just like the individuals that engrave their initials on a tree or bench in a park as an act of immortalization of their existence. Simply barbaric! Of course those countries and people involved in the discovery will always defend the smuggling of their findings as a highly moral and necessary action to take in the name of the history of mankind. They deserve to be punished. Naturally the 5 stars are for the archaeological items. About the museum, it is simply a hall of shame and it should be closed down. Return everything NOW back to its rightful owner: The people of Egypt!
  • Astounding museum. Really well kept, with great temporary exhibits like 'inside the mummies' without opening them using x-ray etc. Was very interesting. Unlike London's, this museum is dedicated to Egyptology so you aren't relying on seeing everything, but rather can take your time. The star knocked off was because of the disaster at the ticket office at the beginning. There was no clear marking of where to stand and pre-purchased tickets were assigned to a line that then disappeared. It caused confusion amongst us all and we got into an argument about it. They could benefit from at least using rope between the lines or using a call out system "desk number 3 please'. Might seem petty, but when you are involved in it, it can cause a lot of stress between your party members. Besides that, it was a great visit.

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