Egyptian civilization / Meet a mummia at the Vatican Museums
Duration: 3 hours
With so many excellent museums and collections in the Vatican, it’s hard to know where to begin, especially when you’re trying to keep children interested. But a sure bet is the Egyptian Museum in the Cortile della Pigna. Many of the exhibits were brought from the Villa Adriana in Tivoli (a fascinating place to visit just outside of Rome), where the Emperor Hadrian had collected them.
Three thousand years of Egyptian history, dynasties, pharaohs, mummies, hieroglyphics, divinities and Roman Emperors conquered by the civilization that developed on the banks of the River Nile. A fascinating journey back in time between magic formulas and sacred animals.
At the end of the visit to the Egyptian Museum, we will pass through the galleries of the candelabras, tapestries and maps, until we discover the Sistine Chapel.