Egyptian Museum of Turin Private Tour with Expert Guide & Skip-the-line Tickets

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  • Private Tour
  • E-Ticket
  • 2.5 hr

The Museo Egizio in Turin has one of the largest collections of Egyptian artefacts in the world, after the Cairo Museum. This museum is certainly somewhere you must visit if you are in Turin and indeed is one of the “must see” museums in the whole of Italy.  With an expert guide you will appreciate the very best of the treasures on display. On this 2.5 hour tour in the company of a very knowledgeable guide you take a journey back in time to see mummies, hieroglyphs and papyrus. Your guide will tell you about the golden age in Egypt, learn about the Gods they worshipped, the kind of life they led and the ingenuity of the people who built the pyramids. Amongst the many wonderful archaeological finds there is the intact tome of Kha and Merit and “the Royal List” that contains the name of all the pharaohs and of course a sphinx. This private tour is highly recommended so that you make the most of your visit to this fascinating museum.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Torino Tours - Guided Tours of Turin

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Pass By: Torino Tours - Guided Tours of Turin by Stefano

Discover the Egyptian Museum with your Private Guide

Stop At: Museo Egizio

The Museo Egizio is the “jewel in the crown” of Italy’s museums, with a TripAdvisor award as the most appreciated in all of Italy. It is the eighth most visited on the Peninsula and the fourteenth in the entire world. On a trip to Turin this museum dedicated to the Egyptian Era is something you mustn’t miss! You will meet with your guide at the museum entrance to begin your tour of the highlights of this magnificent museum. As you progress through the exhibits your guide will tell you all about the cult of the Gods in Ancient Egyptian times and point out the various statues, including those of Isis, Sekhmet and Ramesses II. Ramesees II is the most important pharaoh of Ancient Egypt, remembered for the “Turin King List” where the names of all of the past kings of Egypt were recorded. This unique document is preserved in the museum and is the basis upon which the knowledge of the chronology of past kings before the reign of Ramesses II is founded. When you think of Ancient Egypt then of course amongst the thousands of relics of this era the sphinxes stand out. In Egyptian mythology sphinxes were built near the pyramids as protective symbols ensuring that the pharaohs had a serene existence in the afterlife. Each sphinx has the body of a dog or a lion and a human head, believed to be a representation the pharaoh it is protecting. Of particular interest is the tomb of Kha and Merit and the story of their enduring love. History tells that Merit, Kha’s wife, died before him and as a gesture of his profound love for her, Kha gave her the sarcophagus he had prepared for himself. We are certain you will enjoy this 2.5 hour tour of the highlights of this magnificent museum in the company of your expert guide. You will learn something about the Ancient Egyptians and with your guide to show you the way you won’t get lost in this huge museum!

Duration: 2 hour 30 minutes
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