Friday, May 30, 2014

News, Luxor: A Replica for Seti I & Nefertari Tombs after the Tut's Tomb Replica

How high-tech copies of ancient archaeological sites can help preserve them.  Lowe is moving forward with the next phase of a project that started with King Tut. Members of his Factum Arte team are going to teach local workers in Luxor, the ancient capital, where the replica resides, how to do what they did—digitally document sites and then rematerialize them.

Two more are on the drawing board: Seti I, said to be the largest and most important tomb in the Valley, and Nefertari, said to be the most beautiful. Historically, tourism has been a big source of income and foreign currency for Egypt, but due to political chaos and explosions in Cairo, the numbers are way down.  It's a lot to ask of a replica to reinvigorate the market and eventually attract half a million visitors a year. But that's the sacred wish.

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King Seti I tomb
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Nefertari Queen
"The response locally has been very emotional," Lowe said. "The people realize this could be their future"—a source of jobs in the region for years to come—"and have taken it on board. It could become a whole industry!". He has a vision of tourists actually wanting to visit the workshops where the facsimiles are being made.  He sees the Tut data being used to monitor decay in the actual tomb. He sees scholars—or, especially, just anybody—diving into this digital world and finding themselves unexpectedly deepened, as human beings, and actually experiencing a personal link with antiquity. Read More......

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing this beautiful post on Egypt. I like to visit ancient place and culture. Tour to Ancient Egypt is really one of the best ways to know more about the Egypt’s interesting facts and historical places.

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