How You Can Explore Nefertari’s Tomb in Hyper-Realistic VR

| October 31, 2018

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Nefertari’s tomb is hailed as one of the finest in all of Egypt. And now visitors can explore it in exquisite detail without hopping on a transoceanic flight.Nefertari was known as the most beautiful of five wives of Ramses II, a pharaoh renowned for his colossal monuments. The tomb he built for his favorite queen is a shrine to her beauty every centimeter of the walls in the tomb’s three chambers and connecting corridors is adorned with colorful scenes.Like most of the tombs in the Valley of the Queens, this one had been plundered by the time it was discovered by archaeologists in 1904. And while preservation efforts have been made, the site remains extremely fragile, not to mention remote to most of the world’s population.Simon Che de Boer and his New Zealand-based VFX R&D company, realityvirtual.co, have found a way to digitally preserve Nefertari’s tomb and give countless individuals the chance to see inside it.

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