The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities is launching an initiative in collaboration with its partners from scientific and archaeological institutes under the slogan: “Experience Egypt from Home. Stay Home. Stay Safe”. This initiative is a series of virtual reality tours for museums and archaeological sites in Egypt enabling people to get the experience to enjoy visiting the ancient Egyptian monuments from the whole world during their stay at home due to the confinement within the precautionary measures taken to fight Coronavirus.
These tours will be available on the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities’ official website and Social Media platforms such as (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Experience Egypt).
1 – The first tour from these virtual reality tours displays The Tomb of Menna that is one of the best-preserved and most beautiful tombs of the nobles in Theban Necropolis dating back to the 18th Dynasty. This tour is launched in cooperation between The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities and the American Research Center in Cairo. For enjoying this tour about Menna’s tomb visit this link: https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=vLYoS66CWpk
2 – The second tour explores the tomb of Queen Meresankh III “the granddaughter of King Cheops”. Queen Meresankh III was buried in Giza Necropolis. This tomb distinguishes with unique scenes represented Queen Meresankh III, members of the royal family, and servants. This tour is launched in cooperation between The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities and Harvard Semitic Museum – Harvard University. For enjoying this tour about the tomb of Queen Meresankh III visit this link: https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=d42fuVA21To
3 – The third tour is about The Red Monastery in Sohag. This monastery is considered one of the most important and beautiful monasteries constructed during the Christian period in Egypt. It was established by Saint Bishoy in the 4th century AD. It is called the Red Monastery due to the red bricks used in the construction. This tour is launched in cooperation between The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities and the American Research Center in Cairo. For enjoying this tour about The Red Monastery in Sohag visit this link: https://bit.ly/2kXnpqg
4 – The fourth tour is about the Mosque, Madrassa (School) and Khanqa of Sultan Barquq. This madrassa is considered as one of the Islamic architectural marvels in Al-Mu’izz Street. This school was for teaching the four Islamic legal schools and contained a mosque and Sufi khanqa, and rooms for students. For enjoying this tour about the Mosque, Madrassa (School) and Khanqa of Sultan Barquq visit this link: https://bit.ly/2kt9iZ
5 – This fifth virtual tour is for Ben Ezra Synagogue in Coptic Cairo in Mare Girgis Street. Originally this Synagogue was a Christian church known as the al-Shamma’in Church, but Abraham Ben Ezra bought it in 882 AD for 20,000 dinars for the Jewish community in Egypt. It was built on the basilica style. It consists of two floors. The first floor was dedicated to men, while the second one was dedicated to women. It had unique books but they were moved to Cambridge University. For enjoying this tour about Ben Ezra Synagogue visit this link: https://bit.ly/2lErBv1
6 – The sixth virtual tour will explore Beni Hasan Necropolis in Minya Governorate. Beni Hasan tombs were carved in a hill. Most of these tombs of powerful administrators date from the sixth dynasty, old kingdom to the twelfth dynasty, the middle kingdom. This tour is launched in cooperation between The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities and the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology. Enjoy the virtual tour for the beautifully painted tomb of Kheti from this link: https://bit.ly/2kuMcBU
7 – The seventh tour is about The Catacombs of Alexandria. The catacombs of Alexandria aka Kom al-Shuqafa tombs are one of the most preserved and amazing monuments in Egypt dating back to the Greco-Roman period. The catacombs consist of three floors underground attached through the spiral staircase. It indicates to the mixture that was happened between the ancient Egyptian and Roman civilizations. This tour is made in cooperation between The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities and the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology. For enjoying this tour for the catacombs, Visit this link: https://bit.ly/2mumm1E
8 – The eighth virtual tour will take you to a unique place in Egypt. It is the tomb of Ramses VI in the Valley of the Kings. The tomb of Ramses VI is one of the most fascinating tombs dating back to the ancient Egyptian civilization during the 20th dynasty. This tomb distinguishes with its best-preserved religious decorations for the Book of Gates, Book of Caverns, the Amduat, and the Book of the Dead that help the dead king during his journey to the afterlife. This tour is made in cooperation between The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities and the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology. For enjoying this tour for the tomb of Ramses VI through this link: https://bit.ly/2kLfhJD
9 – The Ninth virtual is launched by cooperation between The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities and NAV3D about the Coptic Museum. The Coptic Museumwas founded by Marcus Simaika Pasha in 1910 to be the largest museum containing Christian collection in whole the world. It is located in Old Cairo beside the Hanging Church. This museum distinguishes with its facade that taking the same design of Al Aqmar Mosque façade. Enjoy this tour through this link: https://mpembed.com/show/?m=yMMHWqMJZbY&mpu=497
10 – The Zoological Museum can be considered as the first museum in Egypt and the Middle East displaying mummified animals, birds, and reptiles. It was constructed in 1906 to displaying rare Khedive Farouk animals. The Ministry Of Agriculture and the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities cooperate to publish this virtual tour about the zoological museum in Giza Zoo. Explore this unique museum from this link: https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=t4bfsRUsXEK&help=2&play=1
11 – The tomb of Wahty is one of the great excavations in Saqqara Necropolis. This tomb has a great significance as it explaining how ancient Egyptian care with preventing diseases and using all available disinfection and sterilization tools, such as water, oils, and perfumes. The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities offered this virtual tour in cooperation with NAV3D Company. Discover this amazing tomb with this link: https://my.matterport.com/show/…
12 – The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities and NAV3D Company made this virtual reality tour exploring the tomb of Mehu at Saqqara. Mehu was chief justice and vizier in the 6th dynasty, old kingdom during King Teti period. This tomb holds amazing reliefs showing daily life activities as metalworking, harvesting, baking, fishing with nets, and scenes of offerings and gardening. Visit this tomb from this link: https://my.matterport.com/show/…
13 – A new virtual reality tour is provided due to cooperation between the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities and NAV3D. This tour shows the tomb of Niankhkhnum and Khnumhotep in Saqqara AKA the tomb of the Two Brothers. They were officials, hairdressers, and priests in the sun temple in the 5th dynasty, old kingdom during King Nyuserra period. This tomb was divided into two parts: the first part is the free-standing structure made of limestone, while the second is cut into the rock. Explore this tomb through this link: https://my.matterport.com/show/…
14– Explore some of the treasures of the Egyptian Museum interpreted through these guided video tours. Enjoy these tours through these links:
15- Discover The Grand Egyptian Museum (The GEM) thought this unique guided video. The Grand Egyptian Museum aka the fourth pyramid of Giza Plateau that is the largest museum in the world dedicated to one civilization. The museum collections spanning from ancient Egyptian civilization to the Greek-Roman period, and this museum will distinguish with displaying the entire Tutankhamun’s collection consisting of 5000 objects for the first time in one place since its discovery in 1922 by Howard Carter in the Valley of the Kings the public in a new display concept. Enjoy this guided tour for The GEM launched in cooperation between The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities and the ministry of state for information. Enjoy visiting The GEM through this link: https://www.facebook.com/moantiquities/videos/273888033612454/
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