The Horizon of Khufu, an immersive nighttime journey in a pyramid to experience at the Arab World Institute

Published by Cécile D. · Photos by Cécile D., Rizhlaine F. · Published on 4 July 2022 at 09h32
The Arab World Institute invites you to complete a unique journey, a virtual reality immersive experience taking you to one of the world’s seven wonders. From June 14 to October 2, 2022, come and discover “The Horizon of Khufu”. This July 2, enjoy an exceptional nighttime opening to discover this unusual experience.

This is an event you do not want to miss that lands in world’s premiere in Paris. An extraordinary journey lots of people have been dreaming since they were a child. Come and visit one of the world’s seven wonders, an archeological treasure, a monumental proof of the Egyptian architectural genius that is 4,500 years old.

The Arab World Institute proposes a virtual expedition to discover the Great Pyramid of Giza, Egypt. From June 14 to October 2, 2022, the “Horizon of Khufu” experience promises to take us on one of the greatest immersive journeys in the world without ever leaving Paris 5th arrondissement.

This Saturday July 2, until 10 p.m., the Arab World Institute hosts exceptional nighttime tours. An occasion you do not want to miss!

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The Emissive company – specialized in augmented and virtual reality experiences – worked for three years with Harvard University Egyptologist and Giza project manager Peter Der Manuelian. High-end scientific and technological knowledges to make you enjoy an experience more authentic than the original.

Equipped with virtual reality gear, walk around this 500sqm surface to discover this futureproof masterpiece, one of the oldest man-made constructions still standing.

With a connected backpack and a headset, one immediately travels to the foot of the tomb of King Khufu. For 45 minutes, Mona, the virtual guide, unveils all the secrets of this pyramid and inhabitants. This augmented reality experience allows one to discover places closed to the public, richly decorated galleries, funeral rooms… and even climb all the way to the top of the pyramid – without even breaking a sweat – to admire Cairo as it is now.

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The journey ends with a jump back in time: boarding a funeral bark on the Nile to attend King Khufu’s funerals, three thousand years before our era.

This unique experience provides us with a genuine journey: one is teleported to Egypt, across eras, exploring the depths of the pyramid in a step. The design of this experience makes us feel like we are in a 3D video game: like Lara Croft or Nathan Drake (excluding fights), come along this exceptional adventure in the heart of one of the world's seven wonders.

The immersion is such that several visitors experienced unusual sensations during the journey. Bathed in this world you can walk to your will, several explorers said they were cold when entering the pyramid, and felt as if someone was walking by them, smelt the incense used during the embalming ceremony... As for us, this incredible expedition made us feel dizzy: from the top of the pyramid, we were genuinely afraid of the height! Anyway, the show at our feet is worth it. What a successful bet for Emissive that created this marvelous journey.

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This immersive experience, suiting all visitors, children and adults, is a genuine sensory journey. And uncommon, playful, instructive and extraordinary journey. An adventure you do not want to miss. Careful, this experience can cause endless fascination for Ancient Egypt and lead to eyes full of stars!

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
From 14 June 2022 to 2 October 2022

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    Location

    1, rue des Fossés-Saint-Bernard
    75005 Paris 5

    Accessibility

    Access
    Métro Jussieu
    ligne 7, ligne 10

    Official website
    immersive-expeditions.io

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