Egyptian Museum (Milan)
|Museo Egizio di Milano|
|Location||Piazza Castello 3, 20121, Milan, Italy|
The Museo Egizio is a museum sited in the Sforza Castle of Milan, Italy. The Sforzesco Castle is one of the most famous monuments in Milan and is home to several museums including the Egyptian Section of the Milan Archaeological Museum, the Museum of Ancient Art, the Pinacoteca and the Museum of Musical Instruments.
The Egyptian Museum, situated in the underground level of the ducal courtyard, is divided into seven different sections:
- ABOUT ANCIENT EGYPTIAN WRITING
- ABOUT PHARAOHS
- ABOUT DEITIES AND CULTS
- ABOUT EVERYDAY LIFE FOR THE EGYPTIANS
- ABOUT FUNERARY CULT
- EXCAVATIONS CONDUCTED BY ACHILLE VOGLIANO
- MUMMIES, SARCOPHAGI AND FUNERARY MASKS
A mummy dating from the Greco-Roman period, from Thebes, and Ancient Egyptian sarcophagi are exposed in the mummies, sarcophagi and funerary mask section, while some papyri of the Book of the Dead are exposed in the Funerary Cult section.
Fragments of the Book of the Dead preserved in the museum.
One of the mummies in the museum.
Mummy of Greek-Roman era, from Thebes.
Amenemhat III (1842-1794 BC).
Ibis mummy, Greek-Roman era.
- Le città d'arte:Milano, Guide brevi Skira, ed.2008, eutori vari
- Milano e provincia, Touring Club Italiano ed.2003, autori vari
- Media related to Egyptian Museum (Milan) at Wikimedia Commons
- Curto, Silvio (1999). "I Musei Egizi "minori" in Italia" [The "lesser" Egyptian Museums in Italy]. Aegyptus: rivista italiana di egittologia e di papirologia (in Italian). 79: 33–37.