Luogo - Museum
Museo egizio di Torino
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The Egyptian Museum houses the most important collection of ancient Egyptian artefacts outside Cairo. Founded in 1824 by King Charles Felix after acquiring the collection of the archeologist Drovetti, the museum contains 30.000 exhibits. It documents the history e civilization of Egypt from the paleolithic to the coptic era through unique exhibits e collections of objets d'art, articles of daily use e funeral furnishings (including the Altar of Isis, the canvas painted by Gebelein, the intact tombs of Kha e Merit, e the exceptional cliff temple to Ellesjia).