Gregorian Egyptian museum - Roma

The ancient monuments of the Egyptian museum come from Rome and Hadrian's villa in Tivoli. Some objects belong to private collections. The museum was founded in 1839 on the initiative of pope Gregory XVI. The museum's interest consists in Egypt's role in the Biblical history. Composed of 9 halls, the museum also contains objects from Ancient Mesopotamia and Palestine.

Things to see: hieroglyphs and commemorative steles, funeral furniture, reproduction of canopic jars from Hadrian's villa in Tivoli, statues of Egyptian gods and kings, bronze ritual objects, Mesopotamian cuneiform tablets (2,600 B.C.).

Address : Viale Vaticano Roma Italy

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