Spain builds replica of Tutankhamun's tomb

Having started recording the original tomb in Luxor's Valley of the Kings using high resolution photographic and 3D data in 2009, Factum then began to build a replica in the Spanish capital.

Spain builds replica of Tutankhamun's tomb

World Bulletin / News Desk

The tomb of Ancient Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamun has been recreated in Spain's capital Madrid and has opened to the public on Thursday.

The £420,000 project was put together in a joint effort by conservation foundation Factum and the University of Basel.

Having started recording the original tomb in Luxor's Valley of the Kings using high resolution photographic and 3D data in 2009, Factum then began to build a replica in the Spanish capital.

Project leader Adam Lowe told The Local, "This could be a watershed moment where for the first time visitors can really start to talk about sustainable tourism, about how you can preserve the Valley of the Kings itself. It's my dream that it can actually be there in 3,000 years time."

The original tomb was discoverd by British Egyptologist Howard Carter in 1922, within which they found the pharaoh's 3,000-year-old golden tomb.

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