The Museo Egizio is considered to be the most complete museum of Egyptian antiquities in the world after the Museum of Cairo. Founded in 1824 following the acquisition of Bernardino Drovetti's collection of 5,268 objects by King Carlo Felice.The site of the museum is a 17th century palace, built as a Jesuit school by the architect Guarino Guarini that in the 18th century passed to the Academy of Sciences. The decipherer of Egyptian hieroglyphs, Jean-François Champollion, came to Turin in 1824, and famously wrote, “The road to Memphis and Thebes passes through Turin”.
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Close to Piazza San Carlo and Via Roma in Via Accademia delle Scienze.
Opening Hours: Winter: 08:30 to 19:30 p.m. from Tuesday to Sunday (January 1st to June 10 and September 10 to December 31st).
Summer: 09:30 to 20:30 p.m. from Tuesday to Sunday (June 11 to September 9). Closed: Mondays, December 25th and January 1st.
t: 0039(0)11 44 06 903
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