Projects

PROJECTS

To date, the total disbursed by the Association stands at around 700,000 euros.
What follows is a brief roundup of the most significant interventions among the more than 200 implemented thanks to Gli Scarabei.
ROYAL PAPYRUS

ROYAL PAPYRUS

The ” Turin King List” or “Royal Papyrus“, one of the most important manuscripts within the Turin collection, was acquired by Consul Bernardino Drovetti around 1820.

THE COFFIN GALLERY

THE COFFIN GALLERY

Gli Scarabei contributed to the creation of the “Coffin Gallery”, one of the most fascinating locations in the new Egyptian Museum.

THE TOMB OF KHA

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.

KHA’S BOOK OF THE DEAD

KHA’S BOOK OF THE DEAD

Kha’s Book of the Dead, 13.80 meters long and containing 33 formulas, is a papyrus scroll meant to guide the architect and his wife Merit on their journey into the Afterlife.

GEBELEIN CLOTH

GEBELEIN CLOTH

Gli Scarabei financed the restoration of the Gebelein cloth, believed to be the world’s oldest painted fabric.

THE STELA OF RAMOSE

THE STELA OF RAMOSE

The stela of Ramose is part of a large collection which, thanks to restoration funded by Gli Scarabei, can once again be admired by the public in all its splendor.

PTAH AND SEKHMET

PTAH AND SEKHMET

The statues of Ptah and Sekhmet were chosen by Gli Scarabei for complete restoration.

HIPPOPOTAMUS

HIPPOPOTAMUS

The hippopotamus was a sacred animal for the ancient Egyptians. Taweret, the goddess who was incarnated in this animal, is depicted as a pregnant hippopotamus with lion’s feet and is considered the protector of matrimony and women, above all when they give birth.

MUT AND PENSHENABU

MUT AND PENSHENABU

The goddess Mut, whose name means “mother,” was traditionally represented in the image of a woman with a headdress in the shape of a vulture, surmounted by the double crown of Upper and Lower Egypt.

THE MUMMY OF A BOY

THE MUMMY OF A BOY

The mummy of a boy, restored by Gli Scarabei, is adorned with a delicately decorated funerary mask.

USHABITIS

USHABITIS

Ushabitis were small statues which, in the Afterlife, performed menial tasks for the deceased, who could thus dedicate himself entirely to his own pleasures.

IVORY RODS

IVORY RODS

To the Ancient Egyptians, ivory rods had enormous evocative power and commanded reverential respect.

HEADREST

HEADREST

The restoration financed by Gli Scarabei restored the solidity of the wood, which had been gravely damaged.

MUMMIES OF ANIMALS

MUMMIES OF ANIMALS

Animals had been mummified since the Predynastic Period and the practice achieved its highest level of diffusion in the Late Period.

EDUCATIONAL DOCUMENTARY EGYPTIAN MUSEUM

EDUCATIONAL DOCUMENTARY EGYPTIAN MUSEUM

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.

AN ITINERARY FOR THE SIGHT IMPAIRED

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.