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The Egyptian Museum is the second most important in the world after the one in Cairo. It originated in 1824 basedaround the collection of Egyptian antiquities bought by Carlo Felice di Savoia from Bernardino Drovetti. With over 30,000 pieces in the collection, the exhibition has continued to grow in number and importance over time. Amongst the most famous works are the statue in black granite of Ramses II, the tomb of the architect Kha and, since 1966, the reconstructed temple of Ellesija. Among the many treasures, there is a series of legal and administrative documents that are unique in the world, one of these being the papyrus of the mines, the oldest known topographical map.