Exclusive VR visit to Egypt's museums archaeological sites
The Egyptian Ministry of Tourism have the pleasure to share with you a series of new videos of the Egyptian museum. In these videos, between one and two minutes each, you will be accompanied by some of our best specialists which make the fame of the Egyptian archaeological guides.
They will take you through 100 selected pieces of the Egyptian museum covering a period of 3000 thousand years of the Egyptian antiquities.
You will also have the chance to have a look at the work in progress of the GREAT EGYPTIAN MUSEUM.
KING RAMSES VI TOMB- VALLEY OF THE KINGS
This virtual tour of the tomb of King Ramses VI (KV9), which began its establishment during the reign of King Ramses V (circa 1147–1143 B.C.) of the 20th dynasty.
Although his burial is uncertain, his uncle Ramses VI (circa 1413–1136 B.C.) apparently expanded the tomb and used it for burial.
The beautiful tomb of Ramses VI is in good condition of preservation, its walls are decorated with many funerary inscriptions that help the king to move peacefully to other lives, including the Book of Gates, the Book of Caves, the Ancients, and the Book of the Dead, while the roofs are decorated with landscapes and astronomical inscriptions, the most important in the burial chamber.
KOM EL SHOQAFA TOMBS- ALEXANDRIA
The tombs of Kom el Shoqafa in Alexandria are among the most impressive, beautiful and best preserved monuments from the Roman era in Egypt (30 BC - 395 CE). The spiral staircase leads to about 20 meters below the surface of the earth, where coffins decorated with wreaths of grape leaves, grape clusters, and medusa heads, as well as lokli (small rectangular burial niches carved in the walls used for burials) can be seen, as well as other small square niches executed in The walls where the pots containing the remains of the bodies were placed. Here also, some of the best examples of mixing Egyptian and Roman Greek culture can be seen. The main room is decorated with reliefs depicting ancient Egyptian landscapes, but they are executed in the style of classical art: funerary rituals are performed on the mummy of the god Osiris by the god Anubis with the head of the jackal, who, however, is depicted wearing classic clothes, as well as Horus with the head of a hawk and a head of an Ibis on both sides. On either side of the entrance inside the room there is an Anubis, but it stands in a natural classic position and is dressed as Roman soldiers. Outside the room, on either side of the entrance, Agathodaimon depicts a snake-shaped protector god guarding the room, wrapped around the scepter of the Greek god Hermes known as the caduceus wand, while wearing the double crown of Upper and Lower Egypt.
GOOSE ALABASTER VASE- EGYPTIAN MUSEUM
New guided tour of the Egyptian Museum Kings Djoser Goose Alabaster Vase
Today we’ll show you a very special Vase found in the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir. This curious 65-centimetre tall alabaster vase is shaped like a trussed goose with its feathers plucked. Its wings and legs can be clearly seen on the its sides, whereas its curled neck and head creatively form its rim. It was discovered in 1935 in one of the underground galleries beneath the Step Pyramid of King Djoser. Its shape of the vase suggests that it may have been used to store goose oil, or perhaps even dried up goose for consumption in the afterlife.
GREAT EGYPTIAN MUSEUM
New video of the guiding tour at the Great Egyptian Museum:
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KING AKHENATEN AND QUEEN NEFERTITI- EGYPTIAN MUSEUM
Enjoy this guided video tour at the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir. Today will show two artifacts the Colossal statue of King Akhenaten and the Head of his wife Queen Nefertiti:
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Statue of Akhenaten
This is one of a series that represents the King that once stood in front of the pillars of a temple to the god Aten just east of Karnak.
It depicts the king holding the crook and the flail, symbols of kingship. They are characteristic of the early reign of Akhenaten, representing him with exaggerated features including narrow shoulders, a prominent belly, full hips, thin arms, and a very distinctive long face with a long nose, narrow, oblique eyes.
Statue of Nefertiti
Although unfinished, this quartzite statue of Nefertiti is remarkable. It was discovered in the workshop of Thutmose, a sculptor in Akhenaten (modern Tell al-Amarna), who must have been a master of his craft. The statue bears the powerful queen’s elegant features.
Thanks to both tour guides Fatma Abdala and Walid Al-Batouty for their volunteering and Media Hub group for the production.
Explore the tomb of Queen MERE ES ANKH III in 3D threw the LINK