Egyptian museum in Turin opens after years of renovation

The museum is home to the world’s largest collection of Egyptian antiquities after the Cairo Museum. (Courtesy: museoegizio.it.com)

The Egyptian Museum of Turin will fully open to the public on Wednesday after three years of renovation worth 50 million euros ($53.7 million), an Italian news website reported.

The museum is home to the world’s largest collection of Egyptian antiquities after the Cairo Museum.

“I’m certain it will be an international and national success,” Italian Culture Minister Dario Franceschini told ANSA after touring the museum’s new layout at an official inauguration Tuesday.

“It’s an amazing collection, as we already knew, with a highly modern layout which means the works are not crowded.”

The museum was established in 1824 in the northern Italian city. Only individual sections of the museum were closed during the renovation.
 

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