Thursday, November 29, 2012

The Egyptian Museum in Turin

     The Egyptian Museum in Turin, Italy has one of the best collections of Egyptian art in the world. They have been busy for the past few years cataloging their collection and improving their website. The website is worth checking out.

     The website shows photos of some of the major pieces and provides information on each object. One of my favorite objects in the collection is the coffin of Butehamon from the Twenty-First Dynasty. This coffin is unusual in that a large portion of it is covered with texts from the "Book of Opening the Mouth".

     If you want to have a little fun, check out the photos from Halloween at the museum (scroll down slightly). Take a look in particular at the mummy in the upper left corner of the photo gallery.

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