Visit an Ancient Egyptian Tomb Without Leaving Home
Itching to get out there and explore international museums and landmarks? We’re right there with you—and it seems the Egypt Ministry of Tourism & Antiquities is too.
The intriguing “Egypt From Home” series includes a variety of intriguing virtual tours and experiences that bring you as close to the ancient civilisation as possible without even getting off your couch—including the tomb of Pharaoh Ramses VI.
First discovered over a hundred years ago, the tomb of Pharaoh Ramses VI has slowly been unearthed and preserved constantly over the last century, with this year being the first time external visitors have a chance to take a look inside.
The entire tomb has been photographed in 3D and can be explored online using a virtual reality headset or by clicking your way through on a laptop or tablet the way you would with Google Maps.
According to an official statement the government shared with the Egypt Independent, the tomb dates back to the Twentieth Dynasty—between 1189 to 1077 BC. It’s thought that King Ramses VI expanded the tomb and was laid to rest there at his death.
What’s more, the huts of the workers who had constructed the tomb were built along the staircase that leads to the tomb of King Tutankhamun, which means that, “In other words,” the statement said, “it’s thanks to the tomb of Ramses VI that Tutankhamun’s tomb was discovered in 1922, with all of its world-famous treasures inside.”
Throughout the virtual tour, visitors will have the chance to view the well-preserved tomb, including the carefully preserved paintings, writings, and funeral texts that are thought to “aid the king’s journey into the afterlife.”
This virtual tour and all of the other virtual experiences will be available on the Egypt Ministry of Tourism & Antiquities official website as well as their social media platforms.