Strolling through the passageways of some of the tombs of the Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt is now possible, after Egypt today launched an initiative to virtually open graves and encourage people to stay home during the coronavirus crisis .
“With museums and historical places closed, the goal is for people to maintain a passion and interest in historical sites” in Egypt, the assistant to the Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, Eman Zeidan told Efe.
The assistant said that “every week” new monuments will be opened to the public in a virtual format, with explanations of the pieces and guided visits by Egyptian tour guides, a sector severely affected by the pandemic.
Zeidan said the ministry has no intention of revealing which are the next sites that are going to be opened virtually in the coming weeks so that users of social networks are awaiting the announcement about the next exposed monument.
Thus, Menna’s tomb is the first piece of this new project, promoted by the Egyptian Government in collaboration with the American Research Center in Egypt, which has contributed to providing content and developing a complete immersion in the times of the great pharaohs and kings. of Ancient Egypt.
The website has tools to view the plans of the tombs, make a 3D tour between the passageways of the tomb, it even includes a virtual reality system.