Pharaoh Seti I’s tomb in Luxor, Egypt is one of the most elaborate and beautifully decorated tombs from ancient Egypt and it remains intact today but is closed off from visitors. Now, a Swiss company has successfully recreated a perfect 3-D printed copy of it, a project which took 5 years to complete.
The idea is to install the printed copy of the tomb in Egypt close to the original tomb for visitors to go in and see what the original looks like. Until then, the first two chambers to be scanned and printed are currently on display at “Scanning Seti: The Regeneration of a Pharaonic Tomb,” an exhibition at the Antikenmuseum Basel in Switzerland.
If you love ancient Egyptian history, then this is a must-see when you book flights to Basel! The company behind the project is called Factum Foundation, which has also scanned and printed Tutankhamen’s tomb, which opened as a tourist attraction in the Valley of the Kings in 2014. With remnants of the original also on display, see if you can spot the copy!