Turin Egyptian Museum

Turin Egyptian Museum
   The Museo Egizio, or Egyptian Museum, in Turin, Italy, was founded in 1824 with the purchase of the collection of the French consul general in Egypt, Bernardino Drovetti. The collection included 100 statues, particularly an extremely fine representation of Ramesses II, along with other Egyptian objects, many from Deir el-Medina, notably papyri and the important Turin Royal Canon. The collection was further enlarged by the director of the museum from 1894–1927, Ernesto Schiaparelli, who conducted excavations in the Valley of the Queens, Deir elMedina, where he found the intact tomb of Kha; Giza; Heliopolis; Qau el-Kebir; and Gebelein. The museum took part in the Nubian Rescue Campaign and was rewarded with the gift of the temple of Ellesiya.
Historical Dictionary Of Ancient Egypt by Morris L. Bierbrier

Ancient Egypt. A Reference Guide. . 2011.

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