Museo Egizio (Turin)

The Museo Egizio (Egyptian Museum) in Turin (Italy) is the largest collection of Egyptian art and antiquities after that of the Cairo Museum.  Wonderful archaeological material (even bread!) was excavated by Ernesto Schiaparelli and superb works from the collection of Bernardino Drovetti, who collected them when he was French Consul General appointed to Egypt by Napoleon.

I was fortunate to visit Turin a few years ago (2009) and I spent many hours enjoying the Museo Egizo’s amazing collection.

 

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