Guided by the Museum Egyptologist: Hieroglyphs - what Fun!

Learn to recognize and read names, titles, and curious formulae on ancient Egyptian objects and ritual artefacts!

Overview

Under the guidance of the Museum Egyptologist, you and your family will learn how to decipher the ancient hieroglyphic writing. You’ll then apply your newly learned skill to the collection, to grave stones and papyri, to sarcophagi and everyday objects.

 

Duration: 90 minutes.

Languages: Italian, English, French, German, Spanish and Arabic (availability to be confirmed).

Target audience: families with or without children (9 participants)

 

Times and Languages:

Visits in Italian and English (reservation required at least 3 days in advance) and French, German, Spanish and Arabic (to be confirmed, reservation required at least 7 days in advance):

  • Every Monday morning from 09.00 am to 12.30 pm
  • Tuesday through Sunday:
    • June - February: 09.00 am to 5.00 pm
    • March - May: 12.30 pm to 5.00 pm

 

IMPORTANT NOTE: The time you select on the order form is your preferred time. The museum will automatically confirm the closest available time, which can be anytime during opening hours on the selected date, if your preferred time is no longer available.

 

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be communicated within 72 hours prior to the date of the visit. Refunds for no-shows are not possible. Tickets may only be used on the date and at the time booked for.

 

Museum Rules of Conduct:

You must adhere to the guidelines on the signage.

It is forbidden to touch the exhibits.

It is forbidden to bring food and drink.

Throughout the building, smoking is forbidden (the ban includes  electronic cigarettes).

The museum is forbidden to animals.

It is forbidden to talk on the phone in the exhibition halls, please silence your ringtone on your phone.

You need to maintain a moderate tone of voice.

In the entire complex, it is forbidden to run, sit on the ground, bring bags, backpacks and bags larger than those indicated. For bags (larger than 45 x 30 x 40 cm), luggage, and backpacks, the use of the wardrobe service is compulsory (paid service).

Throughout, it is forbidden to conduct any promotional or paid services.

The video guide is reserved for individual visitors, it cannot be used by school groups and children under the age of 5.

The use of flash photography is prohibited.

For photos and professional videos, you must request permission of the management of the Museum in writing and in advance.

 

Before You Book

PLEASE NOTE: Immediately after submitting an order, you will receive two emails. The first email contains your order summary (this one you receive immediately after placing your order), the second email confirms your successful payment (one business day after placing the order). In order to receive these two emails, please make sure that you enter your email address correctly and check that antispam or antivirus filters do not block emails from our [email protected] address. Users of AOL, Comcast and Sbcglobal.net need to pay special attention to this, please. Vouchers will also be available, one business day after the request, at your dashboard.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The time you select on the order form is your preferred time. The museum or attraction will automatically confirm the closest available time, which can be anytime during opening hours on the selected date, if your preferred time is no longer available.

Restrictions and rules of conduct

You must adhere to the guidelines on the signage. It is forbidden to touch the exhibits. It is forbidden to bring food and drink. Throughout the building, smoking is forbidden (the ban includes electronic cigarettes). The museum is forbidden to animals. It is forbidden to talk on the phone in the exhibition halls, please silence your ringtone on your phone. You need to maintain a moderate tone of voice. In the entire complex, it is forbidden to run, sit on the ground, bring bags, backpacks and bags larger than those indicated. For bags (larger than 45 x 30 x 40 cm), luggage, and backpacks, the use of the wardrobe service is compulsory (paid service). Throughout, it is forbidden to conduct any promotional or paid services. The video guide is reserved for individual visitors, it cannot be used by school groups and children under the age of 5. The use of flash photography is prohibited. For photos and professional videos, you must request permission of the management of the Museum in writing and in advance.

Turin Egyptian Museum Guided Tour: Hieroglyphs - what Fun! | WEEKENDinITALY

The pharaonic civilization reveals itself through its valuable written documents - and with the help of Museum egyptologist, you and your children will begin to understand how the ancient hieroglyphic writing worked.

Using exhibits of various kinds, including stelae, sarcophagi, papyri and objects of daily life, you’ll learn to recognize and read names, titles, and curious formulae and their hidden meaning, make your visit to this world-renowned Egyptian collection even more fascinating!

 

Itinerary of your visit

A selection of display cases distributed in all the exhibition areas have been chosen for this exciting tour. The second floor of the Museum shows the earlier phases of pharaonic history through the hieroglyphic texts preserved as part of grave goods. Going down on the first floor, you will see some of the world's most famous Egyptian documents, like the extraordinary “Strike Papyrus,” which stands out among the numerous intriguing finds able to tell us anecdotes about the life of the artisans of Deir el-Medina. The investigation continues in the Gallery of Sarcophagi, between magical-religious texts, before ending in the scenic King's Gallery on the ground floor, where you will decipher the names of the Pharaohs in hieroglyphic writing.

 

Cancellation Policy

Once a confirmation code has been assigned to your reservation, we can refund the cost minus a service fee (reservation fee and online booking fee) for cancellations up to 3 business days before the event. Cancellations less than 3 days before your booked event and no-shows are not refundable.

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