Foto Amos Rex (c) Museo Egizio

Egypt of Glory: Virtual Tomb

Amos Rex, Art Museum of Estonia, and Museo Egizio will show a unique two part exhibition on Antique Egyptian Art.

Amos Rex, Art Museum of Estonia, and Museo Egizio will show a unique two part exhibition on Antique Egyptian Art.

The rare two-part exhibition is based on one of the most important collections of Ancient Egyptian art and culture outside Egypt – the collection of Museo Egizio in Turin, Italy.

The exhibition will show what the newest technologies can bring into an exhibition about Ancient Egypt.

In ancient Egypt, a tomb served two purposes. To the deceased it offered a safe final resting place, and to the relatives a place where they could perform rituals to ensure a good afterlife for the deceased. Therefore the tomb itself was also divided into two sections: the aboveground funerary chapel and the sealed underground chamber that we now have a rare opportunity to peek into.

This tomb has been recreated with the help of augmented reality (AR) and is mostly based on the real-life tomb of Paheri, located in the ancient city of Nekhen in Upper Egypt, in the area of the present-day city of El Kab. The tomb was constructed during the 18th Dynasty, the reign of Pharaoh Thutmose III.

The virtual tomb can be experienced with the free Arilyn app by scanning the image below. You no not need to visit to the museum to experience the virtual tomb. Anyone can experience it anywhere and at any time.

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