Read aloud With the help of modern technology, the 3000 years old tomb of Pharaoh Seti I will be reconstructed. The result will be an "exact replica of the tomb, " promises Adam Low, head of the project initiated by Factum Arte. As the British intelligence service BBC reports, the copy should not only have the same shape and size of the original, but shine in a whole new color splendor. With 3D maps, scanning technology and digital images, the building can be replicated with millimeter precision. In 2005, the new grave is to be completed. However, it is not built in the Valley of the Kings, where the original is located, but in the immediate vicinity of the new Egyptian National Museum.

The 120-meter-long grave, the largest in the Valley of the Kings, was considered the "Sistine Chapel of Egyptian Art" because of its artistic and colorful reliefs, explains Low. A mixture of plant fibers and wax? actually used for restoration purposes? had once destroyed the paintings. The question now is whether the copy should show the tomb "exactly" as it is in the Valley of the Kings. Low is considering partially scanning the tomb in such a way that completely new knowledge about the wall painting can be discovered.

Artifacts from Seti I. The resting place, which was stored worldwide in museums and galleries after the discovery in 1817, will now be scanned and reconstructed with the help of this digital information. The Egyptologists hope that with the help of this technique, they will receive a more complete grave than it is today in the desert sand.

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