An absolutely identical copy of the tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamun will open in the Egyptian Valley of the Kings in November. It will be located eight hundred meters from the original burial site of the pharaoh, near the house of the famous Egyptologist Howard Carter, who opened this tomb in 1922.
The Supreme Council for Antiquities of Egypt ordered a copy of the tombs of Tutankhamun, as well as Seti I and Nefertari, back in 2009 to save these major landmarks of the country from the destruction caused annually by tourists. In the meantime, travelers visiting the Valley of the Kings will have to choose: pay to see the original tomb, or help preserve it by visiting a modern copy. However, in the future, perhaps, the country’s authorities will completely ban visits to these ancient burials. The copies were created by Factum Arte. To achieve the perfect resemblance between new and old tombs, the specialists used 3D scanners.
OUR REFERENCE: The tomb of Tutankhamun in the Valley of the Kings near Thebes (modern Luxor) remained undisturbed and has remained almost intact to this day. Thousands of works of art and utensils were found in it. The discovery of the tomb in 1922 is considered the greatest event in the history of archeology. A legend about the «curse of the pharaoh» is associated with the tomb of Tutankhamun. There are up to 22 victims of the «curse» among the discoverers who died under mysterious circumstances.
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