Turin’s Egyptian Museum unveils pharaonic makeover

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Turin’s Egyptian Museum unveils pharaonic makeover

Bericht door Nofret » do 02 apr 2015, 12:38

April 01, 2015

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The coffin of Merit, architect Kha’s wife, is seen at the Egyptian Museum in Turin, Italy, on Tuesday.

TURIN, Italy (AP) — For the earliest Egyptologists, a trip to the Egyptian Museum in Turin was considered indispensable. The museum’s new director is seeking to return the almost 200-year-old museum to its one-time prominence, boosted by an overhaul of the collection and exhibit space of near-pharaonic proportions.

Museum director Christian Greco, who arrived in Turin 10 months ago, well into an ambitious five-year reinstallation of the museum’s considerable treasures, aims to make the Egyptian Museum the second-most important in the world, after Cairo’s.

“Our museum needs to be back on the international scene,” Greco said in an interview in front of the ancient Temple of Ellesjia on Tuesday, as the museum showed off its five-year, €50 million ($53.6 million) reinstallation. “For too many years we have been absent. For too many years, the focus has been on building and renovating the museum.”

The museum, founded in 1824, is filled with treasures found in digs commissioned by Savoy kings and completed with the finds of Italian Egyptologist Ernesto Schiaparelli. The vast holdings include a captivating statue of Ramses II, one of the world’s most important papyrus collections and nearly the entire contents of an architect’s tomb dating back well over 3,000 years.

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The large-scale renovations nearly doubled the space, allowing many artifacts to be taken out of storage and a more complete and modern exposition of those already on display. The museum remained open during the years of work, rotating closures of wings.

“It is a very important improvement from an archaeological and Egyptological point of view,” said Guillemette Andreu, former director of Egyptology at the Louvre in Paris and member of the Turin Egyptian Museum board who toured the museum on Tuesday. She praised the chronological organization of the reinstallation from the 4th century B.C. to the Coptic period, new lighting and modern showcases.

Andreu said the Turin collection is unique because alongside masterpieces, it includes many objects that describe daily lives, funerary customs, religion as well as architecture and philosophy.

“Even if you are not a scholar of Egypt, you can see how great this civilization was,” she said.

The revamp puts the 6,500 objects on display in their archaeological context, transforming it from what Greco called “an encyclopedia of Egyptology from A to Z,” and includes 3-D films using historical photos that depict the moment of discovery.

The museum already belongs on the European itinerary of any Egyptologist, amateur or otherwise, along with the British Museum in London, the Louvre in Paris and the Egyptian Museum and Papyrus Collection in Berlin. But Greco’s ambition is to make it a more integral part of the scientific community, restoring its standing to the one it enjoyed when one of Egyptology’s founding figures, Jean-Francois Champollion, famously declared: “The road to Memphis and Thebes passes through Turin.”Speech
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Staat hoog op mijn verlanglijstje!

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Bericht door Thoetmosis XII » do 02 apr 2015, 17:50

Dat beeld van Ramses II daar is echt verbluffend mooi *26 Om door een ringetje te halen!!! *02

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Bericht door Nofret » do 02 apr 2015, 18:23

Zou die niet ook nep zijn ?? <crazy>

Maar Turijn heeft zeker een indrukwekkende collectie, daar ben je wel een paar dagen zoet !!
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Bericht door Anna » vr 03 apr 2015, 10:35

Leuk idee voor een forum uitje... Als we de loterij winnen, dus *04

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Bericht door Nofret » vr 03 apr 2015, 12:49

Nou heb 1 lot v/d postcodeloterij, maar de afgelopen "tonnen maand" is hier weer niet voorbij gekomen *19 Jammer anders had ik kunnen trakteren *03 <egypt>
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Bericht door Anna » vr 03 apr 2015, 17:15

Nofret schreef:Jammer anders had ik kunnen trakteren


Leuk idee *08 Trakteren wij jou op een ijsje *04

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Bericht door Sobekhotep » vr 03 apr 2015, 18:59

Thoetmosis XII schreef:Dat beeld van Ramses II daar is echt verbluffend mooi Om door een ringetje te halen!!!

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http://www.ancient-egypt.co.uk/turin/images/Picture%20047%205%20ramesses.jpg

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http://quezi.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/2866334984_f89a169ea9.jpg


Lijkt iets te groot om door een ringetje te halen. <egypt>
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Bericht door scarabee » do 09 apr 2015, 17:42

Oké, maar gigantisch prachtig geweldig MOOI!!! *08
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