Easy methods to spend the final hours at our disposal in Turin in the very best means? Realizing a dream that I had saved in my drawer since I used to be a toddler: to go to the Egyptian Museum of Turin.
I spent an infinite period of time fantasizing about changing into an archaeologist, getting misplaced within the pages of books and the photographs of documentaries and movies that informed the millennial historical past of Historical Egypt.
So when Elisa and I first crossed the edge of the second most vital Egyptian museum on this planet (the primary is in Cairo), the Egyptian Museum of Turin, the thrill was really at its peak.
5 years in the past the restyling of the Egyptian museum and I have to admit that the work achieved is actually splendid, as a result of straight away you end up projected into the magical world of Historical Egypt, which really has no equal in any tradition of human historical past.
It’s inconceivable to not be shocked by the state of conservation of the finds within the Egyptian Museum of Turin, a few of that are virtually 4000 years outdated.
Egyptian Museum of Turin: the historical past
Clearly the query arises: however for what absurd motive is that this immense museum devoted to such a distant and completely different tradition current in Turin?
The hyperlink between the town and Egypt started a very long time in the past, lengthy earlier than the museum was based in 1824.
It was the yr 1563 when the Savoy household determined to maneuver their capital to Turin. It was the style of the interval to hunt noble (if not divine) origins within the households and their residences. In 1567 a statue from the Roman period was present in Turin with a Latin inscription that instructed the presence of a sanctuary devoted to Isis. Therefore the court docket historians, with an considerable dose of creativeness, create this hyperlink.
Since then, the Savoy household started to gather objects and relics from Egypt and within the early a long time of the 20th century to finance archaeological excavations that carry to mild finds of inestimable worth, which might nonetheless be admired at present within the museum rooms.
We’ve to say goodbye to Turin reluctantly as a result of we now have an infinite sequence of issues nonetheless to see (and to eat !!!), however perhaps this is a superb excuse to return as quickly as attainable, do not you suppose?
Monday – Friday: from 10.00 to 18.00
Saturday – Sunday: from 10.00 to 20.00
Full: € 9
Diminished for college kids aged 15 to 18 and college college students: € 11
Junior lowered from 6 to 14: 1 €
Household Ticket 2 adults + 2 minors: € 18
Go 60: 4.50
Tickets may be bought straight contained in the Egyptian Museum as much as one hour earlier than closing at this hyperlink.
We advocate that you just buy the Piemonte Card to have free entry to the Egyptian Museum and different 10 points of interest within the metropolis of Turin.
Moreover, to know all of the secrets and techniques of the historical past of Historical Egypt we advocate this guided tour to find the oldest Egyptian Museum on this planet.
Egyptian Museum with youngsters
The Museum provides many instructional paths for our kids. Our little ones will be capable to uncover and admire the best masterpieces of Egyptian historical past. By buying the Household Tour ticket, youthful guests will be capable to orient themselves and discover the principle collections of the Museum.
We advocate that you just participate on this Free Tour to find all of the emblematic locations of the town of Turin.
And if after your go to to the Egyptian Museum Turin you wish to uncover the town, discover out what to do in our publish Turin to like.