The Museo Egizio is the oldest museum dedicated to the Pharaonic civilization and boasts the second collection of Egyptian antiquities in the world as well as the most important outside of Egypt. The Museum is the result of a journey of almost four thousand years, which starts with the first Egyptian antiquities acquired by the House of Savoy in the Seventeenth century and then continues with the purchase of the Drovetti collection that allowed, in 1824, the creation of the first Egyptian Museum.
The visitor path winds through five exhibition floors that house about 3700 artefacts to tell the story of the Museum, of the collections and of the archaeological contexts of the objects on display. Visiting the Museo Egizio means travelling back in time, through more than 4000 years of history, encountering priceless exhibits, such as the natural Predynastic mummy dating back to the 5th millennium B.C., the papyrus that documents the first strike in history and the statues of the legendary pharaohs, especially the one belonged to Ramses II, one of the most famous characters of the Ancient Egypt.
The set up of archaeological contexts, devoted to the most important discoveries of the museum, lets the visitor dive into the daily life and into the culture of the Ancient Egypt, as is the case of the room dedicated to the workmen’s village of Deir el-Medina. In this room, the objects on display tell the story of the workmen employed for the construction and the decoration of the pharaohs’ tombs. Another example is the room that retains the funerary goods of the inviolated tomb of the architect Kha and his wife, Merit.
Via Accademia delle Scienze, 6
MON 09:00 - 14:00
TUE 09:00 - 18:30
WED 09:00 - 18:30
THU 09:00 - 18:30
FRI 09:00 - 18:30
* Only with reservation: https://www.ticketlandia.com/m/museo-egizio