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For the earliest Egyptologists, a trip to the Egyptian Museum in Turin was considered indispensable. The museum's new director is seeking to return the almost 200-year-old museum to its onetime prominence, boosted by an overhaul of the collection and exhibit space of near-pharaonic proportions. Museum director Christian Greco, who arrived in Turin 10 months ago, well into an ambitious five-year reinstallation of the museum's considerable treasures, aims to make the Egyptian Museum the second-most important in the world, after Cairo.Hieroglyphic papyrus are displayed at the Egyptian Museum of Turin, Italy, Tuesday, March 31, 2015 .(APAncient Egyptian statues are displayed at the Egyptian Museum of Turin, Italy, Tuesday, March 31, 2015 .The museum already belongs on the European itinerary of any Egyptologist, amateur or otherwise, along with the British Museum in London, the Louvre in Paris and the Egyptian Museum and Papyrus Collection in Berlin.The museum is among the top 10 visited in Italy, with a record 567,000 visitors last year.
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