Do you have the heart of an archaeologist, but you happen to be locked in your living room because of coronavirus? The editorial board has got you covered to satisfy your craving and keep you busy during confinement! Budding Indiana Jones have the chance to discover a magnificent virtual tour of Ramesses VI’s tomb put online by Matterport, a website offering 3D modeling, with the help of Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities.
From your sofa, go and discover this tomb filled with ornamentations, set in the heart of the Valley of the Kings, in Luxor, entirely modelled in 3D. Walk a long corridor with walls and ceilings covered in hieroglyphs and all the way to the pharaoh’s sarcophagus. A one-of-its-kind tour that will make you travel to Egypt without moving from your home.
A way for the Egyptian government to overcome the lack of tourists by offering them to discover treasures of the country and make them want to come over after deconfinement. This is why the ministry of tourism and antiquities invites you to discover four other virtual tours of four places filled with history: the Ben Ezra Synagogue, the Tomb of Queen Meresankh III, the Red Monastery and its paintings and even the Mosque-Madrassa of Sultan Barquq.
All you need to stay busy and escape during confinement!