3D printing resurrects ancient Egyptian Tomb in Switzerland

3D printing resurrects ancient Egyptian Tomb in Switzerland

An ancient Egyptian tomb has been ‘resurrected’ in Switzerland thanks to advancements in 3D scanning and 3D printing technology. Once belonging to Pharaoh Seti I, one of the most important and lavish royals in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings, the 3,300-year-old sarcophagus now sits in 3D printed form in the Antikenmuseum Basel in northwestern Switzerland. It’s the first phase of an ambitious five-year project that will see the magnificent tomb recreated in its entirety, and installed on an Egyptian site not far from the original. Digital conservationist company Factum Foundation spearheaded the initiative, led in no small part by […]

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