The inner coffin of Kha is seen at the Egyptian Museum of Turin, Italy, Tuesday, March 31, 2015. The museum, containing the world’s second-largest collection of Egyptian artifacts after Cairo, is unveiling its new digs, including state-of-the art displays and an exhibit space double the original, allowing ancient artifacts to come out of storage and be seen by the public for the first time. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

TURIN, Italy (AP) — 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 one-time prominence, boosted by an overhaul of the collection and exhibit space of near-pharaonic proportions.

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