Postcard from Turin, Italy: Glancing at a few of her monumental personalities

This is a quick walk by some of the public sculptures found along the streets of Turin. Oh, and in the immense Museo Egizio, which unfairly is getting short shrift.

With 30,000 artifacts, the Egyptian Museum is home of one of the largest collections of Egyptian antiquities in the world.

Charles Emanuele III (1701-1773), Duke of Savoy and King of Sardinia, commissioned a botanist to travel to Egypt in 1753. The botanist returned with 300 items from Karnak and Coptos to form the original base of the collection.

While the museum remains in the original building designed to house it, the interior was updated dramatically for the 2006 Olympics and its exhibition floors were redone in 2015. The displays are stunning.

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