Turin owes this magnificent Egyptian museum to the work of the Bernardo Drovetti of Piedmont, the French general consul in Egypt at the time of the Napoleonic wars.
The second most important Egyptian museum in the world!!!
The booty which he brought from the country of the Pharaohs is the main part of the present day collection.
A visit to this museum, housed inside the building of the Academy of Science, is a journey through the religion, art and daily life of the Pharaohs.
It is the second most important and the most complete Egyptian museum in the world, after that of Cairo.
It covers 5 thousand years of history and has 30 thousand pieces, including the Temple of Ellesija, the pharaoh Ramesses II statue, the Tomb of Kha and Merit, finds from the necropoles of Gebelein, Assiut and Quau-el-Kebir, mummies, sarcophagi and everyday objects.
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