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Turin’s Egyptian Museum Reopens


The 50-million-euro renovation finished on schedule.

TURIN, Italy  — Archaeologists and historians were among the crowds in attendance for the inauguration of the newly renovated Egyptian Museum in Turin. Italy’s culture minister, Dario Franceschini, officially reopened the museum, which had undergone an extensive three-year renovation and technological updates. The renovations cost 50 million euros, and the work unearthed new treasures, such as the 18th-century sarcophagus frescoes. On the museum’s reopening day, April 1, admission was free, but a donation was requested. Donations collected were given to the Piedmont Foundation for Cancer Research.

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