You can now tour Egypt’s biggest pyramid in the metaverse thanks to a new digital collaboration that reveals its full interior for the first time.
Giza.Mused is unlocking the Great Pyramid of Giza, which is one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and was built around 4,500 years ago for Pharoah Khufu during the period known as the Old Kingdom or The Pyramid Age. It was made using 2 million limestone blocks and is the only ancient wonder still in existence, standing at a whopping 481 feet tall – making it the biggest pyramid on the Giza Plateau (and in the country itself).
The pyramid’s three interior chambers have been mapped and virtually recreated, with the King’s Chamber at the top, the Queen’s chamber in the middle and the Subterranean chamber below. (This nifty blog post explains how they did it).
Also on offer are facts and insights about the ancient architectural marvel, from how its floor plan thwarted would-be grave robbers to what the ancient landscape looked like at the time of its construction.
The virtual project is a creative collaboration between Harvard University’s Giza Project and Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism and Antiques.