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Egypt Exhibit Comes to Turin

March 4, 2009 By: Jena Tesse Fox


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Egypt’s Sunken Treasures, a special exhibition of over 500 underwater archaeological artifacts from Alexandria, Heracleion and Canopus, ancient towns in the Nile Delta that sank 20 feet under the level of the Mediterranean in the first centuries of the Christian era, are on view through May 31 at Juvarra’s Royal Stables in Turin’s Venaria Reale.

These artifacts bring to life 15 centuries of history—from 700 BC to 800 AD—providing a fascinating journey through ancient Egypt, and its relation to the Mediterranean world of the Greeks, Romans and Byzantines, before the Arab conquest.

Tickets are $12.55 for adults and $8.80 for those over 65 and under 21 and can be purchased online at www.lavenariareale.it or at www.ticketone.it. Guided tours at set times purchased on location (single ticket) cost $7.50, and audio guides cost $5.

Visitors can also purchase combined tickets providing access to Egypt’s Sunken Treasures and the Venaria Reale’s permanent collection. Combined tickets cost $21.55 for adults and $17.60 for visitors over 65 and under 21.

Additional information on the exhibit is available at www.egitto-tesori-sommersi.it.
Information on the Venaria Reale is available at www.lavenariareale.it. Travel information on Turin and the Piemonte Region is available at www.torinopiemonte.com.



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