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Take a Free Virtual Tour of Five Egyptian Heritage Sites

The sites include the 5,000-year-old tomb of Meresankh III, the Red Monastery and the Mosque-Madrassa of Sultan Barquq

Theresa Machemer

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Earlier this month, Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities announced the release of five new virtual tours of historic sites, adding to the range of online adventures that you can now embark on from home.

The tours explore the tomb of Meresankh III , the tomb of Menna , the Ben Ezra Synagogue , the Red Monastery and the Mosque-Madrassa of Sultan Barquq . Each virtual experience features detailed 3-D imagery through which users can “walk” by clicking hotspots along the structures’ floors.

As James Stewart reports for the Guardian , the tours boast “beefed up” 3-D modeling made by experts with Harvard University’s Giza Project . Unlike their real counterparts, most of which charge a small entry fee, the virtual renderings are free to all.

“The virtual tours target both [international] tourists and Egyptians, a ministry spokesperson tells Al-Monitor ’s Amira Sayed Ahmed. “They serve the double purpose of promoting Egyptian tourism nationwide and increasing Egyptians' awareness of their own civilization.”

Two of the tours—the tombs of Meresankh III and elite Egyptian official Menna —include background information accessible by clicking circles overlaid atop specific features. The former’s tomb, dated to some 5,000 years ago, is the oldest of the Egyptian sites available as a virtual walkthrough. Meresankh, a queen wed to King Khafre, was the daughter of Prince Kawab and Hetepheres II of the fourth dynasty, and the granddaughter of Great Pyramid builder Cheops, also known as Khufu.

Harvard archaeologist George Andrew Reisner discovered the queen’s tomb in 1927. He later stated that “None of us had ever seen anything like it.” Today, the burial place’s paintings and carvings remain well-preserved, showcasing hunters catching water birds, bakers making triangular loaves of bread and servants holding offerings.

In the northern chamber, along the wall furthest from the virtual tour’s starting point, ten statues of women stand shoulder to shoulder—an unusual sight among Gaza tombs. The statues “serve to emphasize Meresankh’s position among her queenly relatives,” the tour explains. Along the path to the 16-foot-deep burial shaft, users pass a pair of statues depicting Meresankh and her mother, Hetepheres II, with their arms around each other.

The path leads down a spiraling staircase into the burial shaft, where Meresankh’s black granite sarcophagus—originally created for her mother but re-engraved upon the queen’s death in 2532 B.C., according to the History Blog —was originally found. The tour includes a reconstructed image of the chamber with the sarcophagus in place, but the actual coffin is now kept at the Egyptian Antiquities Museum in Cairo.

The tomb of Menna, dated to the 18th dynasty (about 1549 B.C to 1292 B.C.), is “one of the most visited and best preserved” from the era, the ministry writes in a statement quoted by Live Science ’s Laura Geggel. The tomb’s decorations suggest the elite official was a scribe in charge of the pharaoh’s fields and the temple of sun god Amun-Re.

Menna’s tomb also includes informational blurbs highlighting such features as paintings of the scribe’s family, including his wife Henuttawy and their five children. Curiously, all of the paintings of Menna have been defaced.

“The ancient Egyptians believed that the soul of a person inhabited paintings of them and destroying the face would ‘deactivate’ the image,” the tour notes. “Why would someone want to destroy the memory of Menna?”

The tomb also served as a point of communication with the dead. It once featured life-size statues of Menna and Henuttawy that family members could make offerings to, ask for favors or visit during festivals.

The other three tours do not offer information blurbs at this time, but they still have plenty of detailed 3-D imagery for virtual visitors to explore. The Red Monastery , a Coptic church in Upper Egypt, features ornate frescoes, while the 14th-century Mosque-Madrassa is known for its immense size and innovative architecture. The Ben Ezra Synagogue in Old Cairo is alleged to be the site where baby Moses was found.

“Experience Egypt from home,” says the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities on Facebook . “Stay home. Stay safe.”

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Wander From Home: Ancient Egypt Beckons with These Virtual Tours from Cairo and Aswan

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PUBLISHED June 9th, 2020 06:00 am | UPDATED June 16th, 2020 10:52 am

When you think of Egypt, the iconic pyramids of Giza and the majestic Sphinx come to mind. But Egypt is more than that. A country with a rich legacy and equally promising future , Egypt has lured adventurous explorers and curious archaeologists for aeons. Join us as we take you back in time with this virtual journey and explore the mysterious remnants of the ancient world through historical sites, monuments and archaeological digs.

Known as The City of a Thousand Minarets, Cairo is not just the capital of Egypt but also the second most populous city in Africa. Teeming with iconic landmarks, bustling traffic and ornate temples, there’s plenty to see and experience.

Get Up-Close With The Great Pyramid and Sphinx of Giza

Erected 5000 years ago by the people of ancient Memphis as tombs for their kings, these pyramids are the last remaining wonder of the ancient world. Witness the magnificence of these towering structures with your own eyes as you walk through the Giza Necropolis here . There’s more to this than meets the eye. Uncover the secrets of these great pyramids by stepping into The Great Pyramid of Giza with this 360-degree video . Got some time to spare? This virtual tour lets you explore King Khufu’s grandaughter, Queen Meresankh III ‘s ornate tomb adorned with breathtaking wall art and rock-cut statues.

Geek Out at The Egyptian Museum

This one’s for the history buffs and amateur archaeologists. The Egyptian Museum in Cairo houses an unbelievable exhibit of over 120, 000 artefacts that depict ancient Egypt’s glorious reign. Mummies of pharaohs, sarcophagi, jewellery and King Tut’s treasures – all preserved perfectly in their natural splendour. Take this two-part walking tour of the museum where you will come across pharaonic antiquities like the Gold Death Mask of Tutankhamun crafted with 11kg of solid gold precious gems and even an Animal Mummies Hall . This museum will soon be superseded by the one billion dollars state-of-the-art Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) located on the Giza plateau. Once construction wraps up in 2021, it will also be the largest archaeological museum in the world.

Take a Trip to Cairo’s Flavourtown

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There’s no better way to immerse yourself in a country’s culture than through its food. And when it comes to Cairo, whether you want a restaurant-quality meal or fuss-free street food, culinary options are hearty and aplenty. Walk into any restaurant in Cairo – or Egypt, as a matter of fact – and you are bound to find Koshary on their menu. Crowned as the national dish of Egypt, Koshary is a flavourful medley of rice, lentils, pasta and onions tossed in copious amounts of tomato sauce. Hungry yet? Have a go at recreating the Egyptian staple with this recipe .

Another street food classic you have to try is the sinful Shawarma – thin slices of meat are carved from a rotating spit and wrapped with a fluffy pita. For a truly immersive experience, watch how these Egyptian delights are made in this street food tour as you chow down your homemade renditions.

From mesmerising temples to serene boat rides, Aswan is peppered with historical treasures, quaint Nubian villages and stunning Nile views. Here are the unmissable sights of the trade centre of Southern Egypt.

Explore The Nubian Village

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One of the oldest civilisations of Africa, Nubia is a stark contrast to the rest of Egypt, bursting with an abundance of hues. The Nubian villages lie on the Western Bank of the Nile river, around 30 minutes by boat from Aswan – wherein lies the fun. Hop aboard a traditional felucca boat and sail down the longest river in the world in this video as you take in panoramic views of the never-ending stretch of azure blue water. Once you have arrived, wander through the brightly-coloured village and interact with friendly locals at the lively market here .

Temple of Philae

Next stop, the sacred site of the Temple of Philae. Interestingly enough, this temple was relocated block by block from Philae Island to Agilikia Island during the construction of the Aswan High Dam as part of UNESCO’s rescue project. Embark on a 360-degree virtual tour of this venerated sanctuary dedicated to the goddess of Isis with this video. Enter through the First Pylon , an 18-meter-high grand entrance guarded by granite lions. Explore the temple’s main courtyard and inner sanctums before finally making your way to the Gateway of Hadrian . Keep an eye out for the hieroglyphic reliefs engraved on the walls of the complex that are still being studied to this day.

Luxor is where new meets old – this modern-day Egyptian city lies atop what was once the ancient city of Thebes, the capital of unified Egypt. Here’s how you can explore the world’s greatest open-air museum.

Valley of The Kings

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On one hand, you have the behemoth pyramids and on the other, hidden underground mausoleums. Standing on the west bank of Nile, the Valley of The Kings was a royal burial ground for the pharaohs and powerful nobles of the New Kingdom. While almost all the tombs have been looted in antiquity, the murals and hieroglyphs that decorate the walls give us invaluable insight into the funerary rituals and beliefs of the Ancient Egyptians. To this day, this UNESCO World Heritage site is still the subject of archaeological exploration. Unveil the mysteries of this historical site here .

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Visit the Pyramids of Giza Without Even Leaving Your Couch

By ellen gutoskey | apr 15, 2021.

The Great Sphinx with the Pyramids of Giza in the distance.

If going to the Giza Plateau in person is the ultimate way to experience the ancient Pyramids of Giza, Harvard University’s Digital Giza is at least the next best thing.

As Nerdist reports , Digital Giza is an offshoot of Harvard’s Giza Project , an international endeavor to catalog and consolidate archives and information about the Giza Plateau from all over the world. Researchers have used this data to create a digital platform with 3D models, virtual walking tours, and other free interactive resources to help people explore the region from afar.

You can, for example, amble around the largest of the three pyramids, commissioned by King Khufu around 2550 BCE and also known as the Great Pyramid . Not only is it the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, it’s also the only one that still exists (That said, historians aren’t sure that some of them ever existed at all—hard evidence of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon and the Colossus of Rhodes, for example, has proven difficult to find.) The other two pyramids that tower over the rest of the plateau are the Pyramid of Khafre and the Pyramid of Menkaure, built by (and named for) Khufu’s son and grandson, respectively.

Digital Giza offers plenty of sites to explore beyond those three edifices. The Great Sphinx , thought to have been built during Khafre’s reign, is also a must-see. While it’s currently the same sandy color as the rest of the plateau, pigment residue suggests that it might’ve once been painted red, blue, yellow, and perhaps other vibrant hues. The platform also has virtual tours of several extravagant tombs, complete with details about the art and sculptures you see inside.

If you’re interested in an immersive (and educational) virtual vacation, you can explore Digital Giza here .

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Explore ancient Egyptian queen's tomb and a Coptic monastery with this new 3D virtual tour

The tours explain the ancient hieroglyphics, including those detailing the "opening of the mouth" ceremony.

The richly decorated sanctuary in the Red Monastery at Sohag in Egypt.

Virtual tours of a handful of Egypt's archaeological marvels — including the ancient Tomb of Queen Meresankh III and the fourth century Red Monastery — are now available. So if you're looking for a great way to "explore" while stuck at home during the COVID-19 pandemic , this might be the perfect option. 

The 3D tours show the ancient Egyptian sites in stunning detail, allowing viewers to "walk through" different parts of the ruins, much like how the navigation on Google Street View works.

Egypt's Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities began posting the tours online last week, as a way to share these wonders with people who are staying at home to help " flatten the curve " during the coronavirus pandemic, the Ministry announced in a statement on Facebook . 

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Here are links to the tours posted so far:

  • Tomb of Menna
  • Tomb of Queen Meresankh III
  • Red Monastery  
  • Mosque-Madrassa of Sultan Barquq

The tour of the Tomb of Menna, posted online April 3, features "one of the most visited and best preserved" of the elite tombs from the 18th Dynasty (1549 B.C to 1292 B.C.), the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities wrote in the statement. The tomb, located in the Theban necropolis (modern-day Luxor ) is known for its well-preserved paintings, according to the American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE).

Little is known about Menna, but his tomb offers clues about his life among Egypt's upper crust. Titles found in his tomb suggest he was a scribe who also oversaw the pharaoh's fields and the temple of Amun-Re, a form of the sun god, ARCE reported. 

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"From the scenes depicted in his tomb, we can see that Menna supervised delegations who measured the fields, brought defaulters to justice, inspected field work and recorded the yield of the crop," Melinda Hartwig, ARCE president emeritus, wrote in the book "The Tomb Chapel of Menna (TT69): The Art, Culture, and Science of Painting in an Egyptian Tomb" (The American University in Cairo Press, 2013). 

Menna's wife, Henuttawy, appears with him in almost every scene in the tomb's chapel. One of the scenes shows Menna's heart being weighed against a feather in front of Osiris, the Egyptian god of the afterlife . "If Menna has done good deeds throughout his life and his heart is light, he will pass into the afterlife," the virtual tour says.

The virtual tour of the Tomb of Queen Meresankh III, launched April 4, shows the resting place of the queen. She was the granddaughter of the pharaoh Khufu, who likely commissioned the Great Pyramid of Giza. Her husband was either Khafre or Menkaure, both of whom had the other Pyramids of Giza built.

This tomb shows carved and painted scenes of Queen Meresankh III and her royal family, as well as servants, artisans and funerary priests, according to the Giza Project at Harvard University .

The other tours show the Red Monastery, a Coptic Orthodox monastery named for its red brick walls, and the medieval Mosque-Madrassa of Sultan Barquq, built during the late 14th century. 

All of these virtual tours "enable people worldwide to enjoy the ancient civilization during their home confinement," as part of the measures "taken to fight coronavirus (Covid19)," the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities wrote in a Facebook statement .

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You can now take virtual tours of historic Egyptian archaeological sites

Google arts & culture and the american research centre in cairo have collaborated to bring virtual tours, videos and stories to the masses.

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Preserving Egypt lets viewers take a 3D tour of the tomb of Menna. Alamy

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If you fancy a tour of an Egyptian tomb or a visit to a Mamluk mosque, it's now possible from the comfort of your own home.

A new digital platform titled Preserving Egypt's Layered History has launched online, thanks to the Google Arts and Culture organisation and its collaboration with the American Research Centre in Cairo.

The project brings together a rich collection of videos, stories and tours, from the world's oldest Coptic monastery to exploring Egypt's Jewish cemeteries.

The site also allows a 3D tour of the tomb of Menna, an 18th-dynasty field scribe in the Theban Necropolis in Upper Egypt.

There are also interviews with four leading Egyptologists who share the secrets of their field, including Louise Bertini. Bertini is the executive director of the American Research Centre in Egypt, and according to The Art Newspaper , she has overseen the project's content with Chance Coughenour, the head of preservation at Google Arts and Culture.

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This isn't the first time that such a project has been made available specifically in Egypt. In April last year, the Egyptian Tourism Authority launched a number of virtual tours of prominent historical sites from different parts of the country, including the 5,000-year-old ancient tomb of Queen Meresankh II, who was the queen of Egypt.

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Five-thousand-year-old Egyptian tomb opens for virtual tour

Egypt’s classical wonders are off limits but a royal tomb is one of four sites where 3D modelling gives us a fascinating glimpse of antiquity

Say what you like about lockdown, it encourages exploration. This week the Egyptian Tourist Board invited the world into the 5,000-year-old tomb of Queen Meresankh III: free entry instead of the usual charge of 50 Egyptian pounds (around £2.50) and not a single tour group jostling for space.

The tour is one of four virtual trips of historic Egyptian sites being promoted during lockdown. Beefed up with 3D modelling by Harvard University, this is true vicarious travel, offering a tangible sense of one of the finest tombs in antiquity plus information and computer reconstructions at a click. Just crank the central heating up to max for desert realism.

Hewn from the bedrock, the tomb was excavated in 1927 by Harvard’s George Andrew Reisner. Hieroglyphs established it as that of Meresankh III, daughter of fourth dynasty Prince Kawab and Hetepheres II, granddaughter of the Great Pyramid builder Cheops. The American archaeologist was wowed by the quality of its painting. “None of us had ever seen anything like it,” Reisner wrote later in the Bulletin of the Museum of Fine Arts .

On either side of the entrance, fine bas-reliefs daubed with earthy, 5,000-year-old pigments capture the tomb’s preparation. Sculptors chisel funerary monuments. Hunters net waterbirds and a line of servants bears baskets of offerings. Intended to sustain Meresankh’s soul in the afterlife, they are a snapshot of life five millennia ago.

Wearing a white robe, the queen is pictured on an opposite wall and as a statue, arm in arm with her mother, in an antechamber west of the entrance. Ancient Egyptians interpreted the setting of the sun in the west as the gateway to the dead – and beneath a panel of bakers shaping triangular loaves, wooden steps drop into the tomb’s guts.

Screenshot from the virtual tour of the tomb of Queen Meresankh III

The only soundtrack that can do justice to a virtual descent down the tomb’s five-metre burial shaft is the theme from Indiana Jones. Chisel marks remain visible on the walls. The light fades to crepuscular gloom. The route ducks under a low entrance into the chamber where Reisner found Meresankh’s black granite sarcophagus.

A tab in the lower left corner provides a rotatable 3D model of the tomb.

If this tour is a teaser to inspire future visits, that of the Mosque-Madrassa of Sultan Barquq showcases a sight that can be overlooked by tourists making a beeline for the Mosque-Madrassa of Sultan Hassan. On Cairo’s historic thoroughfare, Sharia Al Muizz, the 14th-century religious school hints at the medieval glory of a city which flowered through trade between east and west.

Other tours visit the Coptic Red Monastery in Upper Egypt, its frescos of doe-eyed Coptic saints Egypt’s best, and the Ben Erza synagogue – founded, the story goes, on the site where Moses was discovered.

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4 Virtual Tours of Egyptian Galleries

If you’re like me, museum visits were regular and cherished outings before the pandemic started.  These days, I find myself fantasizing about walking through museum galleries, wandering from case to case and from civilization to civilization. The pandemic necessitated that cultural institutions around the world prioritize virtual learning over in-person visits and many museums have responded by creating online events and virtual tours.

A few months ago I wrote a blog with a few suggestions for scratching the travel itch during the pandemic, a list which included some virtual tours of Egyptian tombs. This week I’m highlighting four virtual tours of Egyptian galleries around the world. Stay as long as you like – these museums never close.

1) Coptic Museum, Cairo

With vast and ornate galleries that display a collection of 16,000 objects, the Coptic Museum in Cairo is big enough to get lost in, and you probably wouldn’t mind if you did. Wander through this virtual tour and discover a diverse collection of metalwork and manuscripts, textiles and tapestries, woodwork and weaving. And don’t forget to appreciate the architecture!

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2) National Museums Scotland, Edinburgh

Thanks to Google Arts & Culture, visitors can stroll through four thousand years of history with 650 Egyptian objects now on display in Scotland. Looking for a guided tour? Listen to Dr. Margaret Maitland, Principal Curator of the Ancient Mediterranean, explain the history behind some family-oriented objects in the collection in this ten-minute video tour .

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3) Museo Egizio, Turin

Recently the Museo Egizio has shared virtual tours of two exhibition halls: Deir el-Medina and The Tomb of Kha. The virtual tours incorporate links to online archives, photos, and videos, making it easy to learn more about some of the objects on display. At-home visitors can also enjoy a series of ‘Director’s Walks’ videos.  Museum director Dr. Christian Greco provides a guided tour of the galleries and explains the history behind many of the artifacts in the collection (Italian language only).

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4) British Museum, London

Courtesy of Google Arts & Culture, this virtual tour lets you explore over 60 galleries at the British Museum. Enjoy an unobstructed view of the Rosetta Stone and spend some one-on-one time with the famous painted scenes from the tomb-chapel of Nebamun. If you’re looking for more ways to enjoy the Egyptian collection online, you can supplement your virtual tour with these short audio tours .

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Ancient Egypt Activities: The best virtual museums to Study Egypt’s Ancient Civilizations at home.

So Ancient Egyptians is a pretty hot topic most kids really enjoy learning about.  What is it about ancient history and the mystery of the tombs and pyramids that is so intriguing to kids? These Ancient Egypt Activities are sure to inspire your history loving homeschoolers.

Since you (and what seems like the rest of the world) are doing social studies lessons via e-learning, distance learning, or homeschooling, this ancient Egypt unit study and virtual tours are a fun way to keep your family engaged and enjoying learning no matter where you are or where you are going (or not going, as the case may be)

Don’t you just love that virtual museums are open 24/7?  They are a great way to gain super easy access to fun activities and learn what you want when you want.  Spend a few minutes or deep dive for hours of fun.

If you are looking for world history or world geography resources and a fun ancient Egypt activity, to supplement your studies of ancient Mesopotamia and the Nile delta, you will want to make sure you check out the Let’s Study Africa (for geography lesson plans) and the Egyptian Mummies Virtual Tour Study &Unit Study for fun ancient Egypt lesson plans. The Ancient Egypt projects will allow you to cover the five themes of geography as part of your look at the ancient times of this interesting civilization. The collection of resources below will help you take your studies of King Tut, the Valley of Kings and so much more. With background information and primary sources, you will have everything you need to explore and take your learning to the next level. Some museums even contain free resources, so you are sure to find a pyramid project to inspire your young Egyptologist.

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The British Museum – has such a great collection of mummies & artifacts, you may not even get to all the other resources. It is the first stop for all young Egyptologists. The museum houses the largest collection of Egyptian artifacts in the world outside Egypt. Be sure to explore the enchanting collection of mummies, statues, artifacts, and paintings. To make the most of your time at the British Museum, incorporate a virtual tour and unit study about Egyptian mummies .  Just like you would do on a field trip or museum day with your family!  

The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology – This university museum’s website has brilliant images and resources for digging deep into Egyptian archaeology.  The museum is known for a number of firsts in Egyptian artifact circles. Their collection of over 80,000 artifacts is mind-boggling. While it might be best suited for older students, the images of the Top 10 Petrie Museum objects (and the resources to learn more about them) will pique the curiosity of all ages. 

The Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, England has an impressive online collection in general. Their search feature of 100K objects allows for searching by time period – Very cool! Drill down with the advanced search features to help your family find intriguing objects for learning even more about Egyptian life and culture.

The Manchester Museum , in England, has quite an Egyptian mystery on their hands. The small museum had a ‘spinning statue’.  Check out the details and the video and see if you can solve the mystery of the spinning Egyptian statue.   

The National Museum of Scotland , in Edinburgh, also has an impressive collection of Egyptian artifacts.  This collection is unique because it is one of the few collections to also contain poems, toys, and even a 4,000-year-old gold pendant

The Egyptian Centre in Swansea, Wales houses an impressive collection as well. Their searchable database allows for easy access to images of over 100 categories of objects.  Animal lovers will be intrigued by the cat statues and even a cat mummy.

The Ulster Museum in Belfast, Northern Ireland features the mummy of Lady Takabuti,  an Egyptian aristocrat. The best way to explore this Egyptian artifact virtually is with this video . A curator of the museum helps viewers learn and understand more about life & society in ancient Egypt and how archeologists went about discovering the details of Lady Takabuti’s life.

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Every museum and every collection reveals a mystery and re-tells an ancient story.  Who were these people that were buried with the finest of goods and magnificent gold and jewels more than 3,500 years ago?  How did they live? Jewelry, pottery, and even remnants of food unlock the mystery of the Egyptians. Come along on a grand Egyptian adventure at the finest museum in the world. Explore virtually and learn digitally about Egyptian mummies in this virtual tour and unit study.  

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We have done three days of the unit so far and the kids are loving it.  There is so much in it to do…” ~D., Homeschool Mom

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The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities has launched a new virtual tour of the tomb of Queen Meresankh III in the area of the Great Pyramid of Giza.

The tour is part of the ministry's campaign on its official website and social media platforms, under the slogan: “Experience Egypt from Home. Stay Home. Stay Safe.” Queen Meresankh III, was the daughter of Hetepheres II and Prince Kawab and a granddaughter of the Egyptian pharaoh Khufu. The initiative aims to promote tourism and enable people around the world to explore the ancient Egyptian civilization amid the outbreak of the novel coronavirus. (MENA) The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities has launched a new virtual tour of the tomb of Queen Meresankh III in the area of the Great Pyramid of Giza.

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Queen Meresankh III, was the daughter of Hetepheres II and Prince Kawab and a granddaughter of the Egyptian pharaoh Khufu.

The initiative aims to promote tourism and enable people around the world to explore the ancient Egyptian civilization amid the outbreak of the novel coronavirus.

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The aim of this research study is to adopt an innovative IT means for presenting the ancient Egyptian heritage to both the academics and tourists, remotely. Academic staff and students, tourists, tour agents/guides, and historians can all benefit from the online access to major Egyptian monuments using an advanced Immersive Virtual Reality (IVR) package, such as Second Life (SL). IVR is a form of technology that creates computer-generated worlds or immersive environments which people can explore and interact with. SL is a virtual game environment that has been used successfully in education and tourism. We had reported on the preliminary results of this research project in [ 1 ] where we compared what we did using SL with other tourism packages and games. With the success of the first stage of the research in the Giza plateau, we expect it to lead the way for further integration between IT and cultural heritage. It may very well be replicated for other historical locations in Egypt.

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This research project was supported in part by a university grant. The authors wish to acknowledge the support and permissions granted by the former Egyptian Minister of Antiquities Mamdouh el Damati. As for the technical work and reporting, the authors wish to thank the team who worked on 3DS Max (Gihan Assaad, Ahmed Mirabakhsh, Khaled Shaeishaa, Khaled Abdel Rasoul) and the team who worked on SL (Moataz Osman and Tamer Said). Additionally, we wish to thank Mr. Hisham Labib, the professional photographer as well as the SL experts (Eng. Mohamed El Fadly and Dr. Soumaia El Ayyat). Last but far from least, all the students (graduate and undergraduate) who participated in the SL design work.

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CAIRO – 27 June 2021: During the tenure of President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, the Egyptian state made numerous achievements in a record time.

Among those are the huge achievements in the archaeological file, made through the Ministry of Antiquities before joining the tourism sector.

The most important progress that took place in the field is the digital transformation within the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, which reached the following stage:

·Completing more than 70 percent of the digitization of the ministry's documents and files within the National Digitization Project.

·Developing the Umrah portal in cooperation with the Chamber of Companies, Travel and Tourism Agencies, to achieve linkage with flight reservation systems, hotels and agents.

·Creating pages for the ministry on various social media platforms including Instagram and Twitter, in addition to a channel on YouTube.

·Designing and completing a website for the Grand Egyptian Museum in preparation for its launch.

·Completing 90 percent of the digital infrastructure works at the Grand Egyptian Museum (technical services that serve museum exhibitions such as the digital museum and virtual reality), and completing 80 percent of the work of smart communication systems (ICT).

·Completing the information technology infrastructure, data security and multimedia works at the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization (different displays, interactive screens and floor screens in the museum's main exhibition hall).

·April-June 2020: Launching virtual tours with augmented reality technology for many museums and archaeological sites on social media platforms (for the first time), within the framework of the "Discover Egypt From Your Home" initiative during the period of suspension of tourism movement due to the global pandemic, in addition to creating new advertising slogans.

·September 2020: Contracting with the General Intelligence Service represented by E-FINANCE to implement the digital transformation project, and the services of archaeological sites and museums (electronic reservation platform). The project was presented to Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi at the Cairo International Telecommunication Exhibition "2020 Cairo ICT" on November 22, 2020.

·Issuing a ministerial decision to create a unit to collect data and prepare data lists for workers in the tourism sector (September 30, 2020).

·Signing a cooperation protocol with the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology to develop the technological infrastructure of the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities (November 10, 2020).

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·Launching the official website of the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization and the first electronic ticket booking platform (April 1, 2021).

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  3. A new innovative virtual reality tour in ancient Egypt

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  4. Exploring the remnants of ancient civilization in Cairo, Egypt

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  5. 15 Best INTERACTIVE Virtual Tours of HISTORIC SITES

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  6. Explore Ramesses VI’s tomb with this subterranean tour

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  1. Take a Free Virtual Tour of Five Egyptian Heritage Sites

    Take a Free Virtual Tour of Five Egyptian Heritage Sites. The sites include the 5,000-year-old tomb of Meresankh III, the Red Monastery and the Mosque-Madrassa of Sultan Barquq. Earlier this month ...

  2. Ancient Egypt and the Nile Virtual Tour

    Ancient Egypt in Smithsonian's National Museum of Asian Art. Charles Lang Freer took three trips to Egypt between 1906 and 1910, initiating a collection that now includes more than one thousand objects dating to as early as 2600 BCE View the Ancient Egyptian Collection from the National Museum of Asian Art which holds a world-famous collection of glass vessels produced during Dynasty 18 (ca ...

  3. Wander From Home: Ancient Egypt Beckons with These Virtual Tours from

    Geek Out at The Egyptian Museum. This one's for the history buffs and amateur archaeologists. The Egyptian Museum in Cairo houses an unbelievable exhibit of over 120, 000 artefacts that depict ancient Egypt's glorious reign. Mummies of pharaohs, sarcophagi, jewellery and King Tut's treasures - all preserved perfectly in their natural ...

  4. Take a Virtual Tour of the Pyramids of Giza

    Researchers have used this data to create a digital platform with 3D models, virtual walking tours, and other free interactive resources to help people explore the region from afar. You can, for ...

  5. Ancient Egypt: Land of the Pharaohs

    A civilization like no other - let's start with the Egyptian gods that ruled over the smallest details of everyday life. They also protected the all-powerful Pharaoh. We examine Egyptian royalty, and the social structure of Ancient Egypt, right down to the everyday people, their daily life, and the symbols that were important them.

  6. Explore ancient Egyptian queen's tomb and a Coptic monastery with this

    The 3D tours show the ancient Egyptian sites in stunning detail, allowing viewers to "walk through" different parts of the ruins, much like how the navigation on Google Street View works.

  7. Ancient Egypt virtual tour

    Virtual tours. Ancient Egypt virtual tour. Discover 5000 years of human life in the Nile Valley, whether it's learning about ancient burial practices, exploring Egypt's relationship with other civilisations, or reading spells from the Book of the Dead.

  8. You can now take virtual tours of historic Egyptian archaeological sites

    The project brings together a rich collection of videos, stories and tours, from the world's oldest Coptic monastery to exploring Egypt's Jewish cemeteries. The site also allows a 3D tour of the tomb of Menna, an 18th-dynasty field scribe in the Theban Necropolis in Upper Egypt. There are also interviews with four leading Egyptologists who ...

  9. Five-thousand-year-old Egyptian tomb opens for virtual tour

    James Stewart. Say what you like about lockdown, it encourages exploration. This week the Egyptian Tourist Board invited the world into the 5,000-year-old tomb of Queen Meresankh III: free entry ...

  10. Digital Giza

    Explore the models and tours; you will find links to other models throughout. Or choose from individual tours below. You may also use the arrow keys and WASD to navigate. Giza Guided Tours. Click to select tour, then click "Start Tour". ... Virtual Tours. The Mastaba Tomb of Queen Mersankh III (G 7530-7540) The Mastaba Tomb of Khufukhaf (G 7130 ...

  11. Explore the ancient Egyptian pyramids with this virtual tour (VIDEOS)

    Thanks to the Digital Giza Project from Harvard University, you can take a virtual tour through ancient Egyptian pyramids and tombs from the comfort of your home. The Giza Project provides couch-surfing tourists with the tools and information gathered by academics, to learn all about one of the world's oldest attractions. Started by the ...

  12. Egypt

    Explore the fascinating history of Egypt. Some of the British Museum's best-known collection items come from Egypt, each with their own unique story. The Rosetta Stone is one of the most visited objects in the Museum and is equally popular online. Discover everything you ever wanted to know about the tablet that unlocked the secret of Egyptian ...

  13. Video: Experience virtual tours at the Egyptian Museum displaying 20

    The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities has released the second in a series of virtual and guided video tours of a wide array of museums and archaeological sites around Egypt. You will embark on a different kind of journey through the Egyptian civilization in the famous Egyptian Museum. 20 pieces will be displayed by the …

  14. 4 Virtual Tours of Egyptian Galleries

    3) Museo Egizio, Turin. Recently the Museo Egizio has shared virtual tours of two exhibition halls: Deir el-Medina and The Tomb of Kha. The virtual tours incorporate links to online archives, photos, and videos, making it easy to learn more about some of the objects on display. At-home visitors can also enjoy a series of 'Director's Walks ...

  15. Egypt: Interactive Exploration

    Explore objects from ancient Egypt to discover how the Egyptians lived and what they believed. Grade Level: Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12. Collection: Ancient Art. Culture/Region: Egypt. Subject Area: Critical Thinking, Fine Arts, History and Social Science, Visual Arts.

  16. Ancient Egypt Activities: Egyptian Unit Study & More

    Ancient Egypt's daily life, social class & modern Egypt's differences. Egyptian Culture and the hieroglyphic alphabet. Death Masks and the grandness of the pyramids, and of course tomb hunting. Egyptian Mummies Virtual Tour & Unit Study. $9.00.

  17. Explore Egypt's most unique collection of artifacts through virtual tours

    The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities has released another episode in its series of virtual and guided video tours of a wide array of museums and archaeological sites around Egypt. With this initiative, you will embark on a different kind of journey through the Egyptian civilization in the famous Egyptian Museum. 20 pieces will be …

  18. Antiquities ministry launches new virtual tours of archaeological sites

    The initiative aims to promote tourism and enable people around the world to explore the ancient Egyptian civilization amid the outbreak of the novel coronavirus. (MENA) The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities has launched a new virtual tour of the tomb of Queen Meresankh III in the area of the Great Pyramid of Giza.

  19. National Museum of Egyptian Civilization to feature artificial

    The CEO of the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization Ahmed Ghoneim said that a new hall will be opened in the museum, and it will be different as it will be without antiquities, but by using new technologies such as virtual reality, and this requires many investments, and work is being done to find the necessary funding.

  20. Using Immersive Virtual Reality in Ancient Egypt's Giza Plateau

    The "Virtual Egyptian Pyramids" project on SL is an example of a large-scale virtual Giza Plateau with many opportunities for savoring heritage as well as socializing. The SL Giza plateau includes a replica of the pyramids, the Sphinx and the tombs with the actual tunnel that takes you all the way to the King's chamber and the Queen's ...

  21. How did Egypt implement digital transformation in all fields of tourism

    ·April-June 2020: Launching virtual tours with augmented reality technology for many museums and archaeological sites on social media platforms (for the first time), within the framework of the "Discover Egypt From Your Home" initiative during the period of suspension of tourism movement due to the global pandemic, in addition to creating new ...

  22. Egyptian archaeology in multiple realities: Integrating XR technologies

    This is a VR reconstruction based on photogrammetry that allows the viewer to take a real-world virtual tour through the ancient Egyptian queen's tomb, and also features interactive elements that share details of the site's history, art, and construction. The COVID-19 pandemic forced museums to find virtual, alternative ways to offer visits.

  23. HISTORY Task 1-Virtual Tour Explore virtual tours related to remnants

    HISTORY Task 1-Virtual Tour Explore virtual tours related to remnants of the Egyptian civilization (Pyramid of Giza, The Sphinx, etc). Create a presentation to highlight important artefacts, monuments, and historical facts