The Egyptian Museum of Turin is leading an amazing project of renovation, the completion of which will be in the early months of 2015. Despite the ongoing works, the museum is always open. Since August 2013 there is also a new exhibition project entitled “IMMORTAL, the Art and Knowledge of the ancient Egyptians”.
This museum houses the world’s second largest (first is Cairo) collection of Egyptian artifacts.
To learn more: http://www.museoegizio.it/pages/hp_en.jsp
Image from: http://www.dearitaly.com/places-to-visit-in-italy/egyptian-museum-turin/>
Ancient Egyptians really loved their dogs and cats – not to mention their snakes, crocodiles and birds.
Animals held such a prominent place in ancient Egyptian society that tens of millions were mummified, some going into the pharaohs’ tombs to rest eternally in the company of their kings. Others had their own special cemeteries, where they were buried in coffins as elaborately carved as those of royal family members.
To read more: http://www.stuff.co.nz/science/9887046/Egypts-animal-mummies