Monday, December 26, 2011

Museo Egizio Di Torino...Not Just for Mummies.

So, for the record, I never really expected an Egyptian museum to be in Italy. But, I am really glad it was, and came highly recommended, because it was not only super interesting and informative, it was also quite pretty.


This museum is dedicated solely to the Egyptians art and culture. The 7.50 euro admission allows visitors to see a breathtakingly beautiful statue hall, the tomb of Kha and Merit, and the artifact floor which reveals much information on the daily life of the ancient Egyptians. If you're the type of person who has a hard time saving the best for last, head to floor 2 first. The marble and stone statues are illuminated by bright white lights causing them to shine against the mirrors and dark walls. I think it was one of the prettiest rooms I've ever stood in.


Plan on perusing the museum for about 2 hours. I would recommend for kids aged above 8 -- there's a lot to see and a lot to read, but no hands on activities.

And teachers, bring proof of teaching identification because the museum offers an educator's discount making the admission fee only 3.50 euro.

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