The Egyptian Vatican museum was founded by Pope Gregory XVI in 1839, so it is also known as the Gregorian Egyptian Museum. There are 9 halls in the museum where you can see objects brought in Rome when Egypt was a part of the Roman Empire, as well as some pieces of the Egyptian collection from the Hadrian`s Villa at Tivoli.

There are a lot of art objects from the ancient Egypt at the museum, such as: basalt and wood sarcophagi, statues of deities and pharaohs, mummies, papyri, sculptures of the Roman period (2-3 centuries A.D.), funerary urns, etc.

As for the larger objects, there you can also see the statue of Ramses II on the throne, the stele of Hatshepsut, giant head of pharaoh Amenhotep, funerary steles from the necropolis at Giza, the statue of Tuya, mother of Ramses II, and the statue of Anubis.