Museo Egizio
Museum type :
ARCHAEOLOGICAL

Established in :
1630

Holidays :
Monday

Visiting Hours :
8.30 a.m. to 11.00 p.m

Contact No :
011-561-7776

Location :
Turin , Italy

Display Objects :

Assemblea dei Re a term originally indicating a collection of statues representing all the kings of the New Kingdom.Sarcophagi, mummies and books of the dead originally belonging to the Drovetti collection,A painting on canvas dated at about 3500 BC,Funerary paraphernalia from the Tomba di Ignoti from the Old Kingdom,Tomb of Kha and of Mirit, found intact by Schiaparelli and transferred in toto in the museum.




Description :

  • The Museo Egizio is a museum in Turin, Italy, specializing in Egyptian archaeology and anthropology.

  • It is home to what is regarded as one of the largest collections of Egyptian antiquities outside of Egypt.

  • Tomelloso started to be inhabitable in 1530 as a small village that belonged to a town called Socuellamos, around a well the shepherds used to use to give water to their flocks in a field plenty of thyme.

  • It was called Tomilloso well, that's the origin of the name Tomelloso.

  • Thyme is tomillo in Spanish, and tomilloso means something connected to it.

  • Those origins are also visible in the flag: you can see a hare jumping over a thyme plant, the fauna and the flora most representative.

  • Tomelloso is a town of nearly 40,000 inhabitants placed in Ciudad Real, one of the five provinces of Castilla La-Mancha: the Quixote's land.