The tomb of Kha

The tomb of the architect Kha and his wife Merit is one of the very few examples of a tomb which was still intact when found; it also one of the most important groups of artifacts in the Egyptian Museum’s collections. Gli Scarabei supported the restoration project - which involved various artifacts, in particular fabrics, tunics, wooden boxes and a twined bag for palm seeds - with an investment of approximately 40,000 Euros.


Other projects

The Coffin Gallery

Gli Scarabei contributed to the creation of the “Coffin Gallery,” one of the most fascinating locations in the new Egyptian Museum. Also known as the “Galleria de Gli Scarabei” in honor of the precious support the museum has received from the Association, the gallery is one of the main museum attractions. For the first time, visitors can admire an extraordinary exhibit of inestimable value, dating back to the era between the Third Intermediate Period and the Late Period.

Support to the ACME

Since their founding, Gli Scarabei have supported the activities and publications promoted by the ACME (Associazione Amici Collaboratori del Museo Egizio), which was created in 1974 to disseminate the culture of Ancient Egypt and, even more importantly, to support the Museum where needed.

The birth of light. The masterpieces of the Egyptian Museum of Turin

The masterpieces of the Egyptian Museum of Turin. In 2009, Gli Scarabei provided 22,200 Euros in financing to produce the first educational documentary about the Egyptian Museum of Turin, produced by RaiCinema and Pulsemedia and edited by Gianni Barcelloni Corti and Giorgio Montefoschi. 
By means of a roundtrip journey between Turin and the Nile river, the documentary shows the artifacts conserved at the Museum, contextualizing them in the locations where they were discovered.

An itinerary for the sight impaired

Gli Scarabei also participates in the museum’s life through its involvement in projects of functional reconversion and the creation of alternative museum itineraries with a social purpose. Of significant importance, to this end, was the creation of a special tactile museum tour dedicated to the blind and the sight impaired.