Take virtual tours of historic Egyptian archaeological sites Today!


Google Arts & Culture and the American Research Center in Cairo have partnered together to introduce virtual trips, images, and stories to the public.

If you hope to take a tour at the Egyptian tomb or a tour to the Mamluk Mosque, it's now achievable from the luxury of your own home.

Thanks to the Google Arts and Culture organization and its partnership with the American Research Center in Cairo, a new digital portal entitled Preserving Egypt's Layered History has been released online.

The project puts together a broad variety of videos, stories and tours from the oldest Coptic monastery in the world to visit the Jewish cemeteries of Egypt.

The site also makes a 3D tour of the tomb of Menna, the 18th-Dynasty field scribe in the Theban Necropolis of Upper Egypt.

There are also interviews with four leading Egyptologists who share the secrets of their profession, including Louise Bertini. Bertini is the Executive Director of the American Research Center in Egypt and, according to The Art Newspaper, she supervised the content of the initiative with Chance Coughenour, Head of Preservation at Google Arts and Culture.

This is not the first time that such a project has been made available exclusively in Egypt. In April last year, the Egyptian Tourism Authority launched a number of virtual tours to major historic sites in various parts of the world, including the 5000-year-old ancient tomb of Queen Meresankh II, the Queen of Egypt.

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