Monday, August 29, 2005

Turin's Turn: Museo Egizio

It definately appears to be museum day today in the online world of Egyptological news. First off, the above feature looks at the city of Turin, which is to be home to the 2006 Winter Olympics in February. As well as all the other attractions that Turin has to offer, the article recommends a visit to the Museo Egizio, which has 30,000-plus artifacts: "Turin officials consider it the equal of the Egyptian Museum in Cairo and the British Museum in London, thanks in part to the statues of Ramses II and the sarcophagus of Nefertiti. Although the Museo doesn't have a headliner to match the Rosetta Stone (London) or King Tut's gold (Cairo), it's certainly worth an hour or two".

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