The Museo Egizio – Turin. Floor -1

This blog relates to my main site at:

https://egyptianmuseumvisits.wordpress.com/2015/11/27/musio-egizio-turin/

The Museo Egizio is a museum in Turin, Italy, specialising in Egyptian archaeology and anthropology. It houses one of the largest collections of Egyptian antiquities with more than 30,000 artefacts. (around 6000 on display)

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The Museum as we know it today began in the 17th century with the first antiquities acquired by the House of Savoy. Then with the purchase of the Drovetti collection in 1824 the museum was created.

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Floor -1

As you go down the escalator you reach floor -1, which houses the ticket office, shop and toilets/cloakroom.

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From here you enter the visitor pathway, a well signposted route through the museum.

  1. The History of the Museo Egizio

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Within this room are statues of the Goddess Isis, Grandiorite, 18th Dynasty of Amenhotep III (1390 – 1353BC) Coptos C.694

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“The Couple” a statue from the 4th – 6th Dynasty Mastaba Tomb (2543 – 2118BC) Gizeh, Egypt,

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Cyperus Papyrus “Book of the Dead of Iuefankh” Ptolemaic Period (332 – 30BC) C.1791

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and the Royal Canon or Turin Kings List. New Kingdom 19th Dynasty (1292 – 1190BC) C.1874

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