Ground Floor (Left)
New installation of the Tomb of Kha.
One of the greatest masterpieces of the Egyptian Museum of Turin was discovered during an excavation in 1906: the 506 objects of the Tomb of Kha were found intact. This material is important enough to constitute a museum in itself. The Tomb contents provide an extraordinary amount of evidence and details about daily life of Kha and Merit, a married couple who lived around 1400 BC.
The rich tomb furnishings tell us much about the eating habits, fashion and lifestyle, hobbies and funerary customs of a moderately well off family of ancient Egypt.
The new installation is set in one of the most elegant galleries of the museum, where the lay-out allows the visitor a 360° view for many of the most important objects. Major conservation was carried out after a century of static display and work continues on the numerous textiles. This has been possible due to the precious contribution of GLI SCARABEI, Association of Supporting Members of the Egyptian Museum.
The lighting design was created and sponsored by ILTI LUCE and employs an innovative, low consumption LED system that imbues the objects with a gemlike quality but at the same time respects the highest standards of conservation.