Kha's Book of the Dead, showing a detail of the funeral scene.
things. Her unwrapping likewise reveals various lucky amulets, as well as magnificent gold jewellery, including an elaborate necklace made up of 400 floral pendants, the fashion among elite women of her time. Meanwhile, upon her head she wore a long and flowing wig. Quite the beauty, BC. After the Museum’s original opening in 1824, Champollion, the man who cracked the hieroglyphic code, declared that now 'the path to Memphis and Thebes passes through Turin'. I am sure that Champollion would be delighted that the path to Egypt’s past can also now be accessed from your armchair, wherever you may be.
To explore the museum virtually, including free entry to the temporary exhibitions, or to lend your support, please go to https://museoegizio.it.
For those visiting in person, pre-book tickets via the website, and we recommend that you aim to arrive as early in the day as possible.
The Past | April/May 2021