The Egyptian Tourism Authority has released an amazing virtual 3D tour of the tomb of Pharaoh Ramesses VI. Known as Tomb KV9 or Tomb of Memnon, it’s located in the east Valley of the Kings. Ramesses VI ruled during the 20th dynasty (mid to late 12th century BCE).
There are a couple of different views to play with, plus a highlights tour.
Some modern amenities like wooden walkboards, handrails, and electric lights are visible, but the additions are reasonably unintrusive. You start on floor 3 and make your way down the long ramp to floor 1.
It really is quite breathtaking! The screencaps above can’t really adequately capture the ambience.
Visit the tour for the full experience!
Found via Colossal.
Images: screencaps of the virtual 3D tour via Matterport
Out There is an occasional feature highlighting intriguing art, spaces, places, phenomena, flora, and fauna.
It’s hard to believe how vibrant the millenia-old paint colors can still look. I’m so glad we’re able to do models like this and share them.
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