King’s tomb copied

DEMM Engineering & Manufacturing - - 3D TECHNOLOGY -

Tu­tankhamun’s tomb has been copied with an ex­act fac­sim­ile in a project led by a Bri­tish artist want­ing to pro­tect the orig­i­nal site from mass tourism.

UK firm Fac­tum Arte used dig­i­tal pho­tog­ra­phy, 3D laser scan­ning and print­ers to recre­ate the walls of the burial cham­ber, de­pict­ing scenes fea­tur­ing the young pharaoh.

The com­pany is work­ing on projects to repli­cate other tombs. The Tu­tankhamun replica can be seen out­side the en­trance of the Val­ley of the Kings in Egypt.

The five-year 3D print­ing project was been filmed for a BBC travel show called A New Tomb for Tu­tankhamun.

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