Explore Egypt’s Great Pyramid With This New Virtual Tour
If you’ve ever wanted to explore the pyramids of Egypt but haven’t gotten the chance to visit them for yourself, you’re in luck! Thanks to a new tool, you can tour the Great Pyramid of Giza from the comfort of your own home for the first time ever, cost-free.
In case you’re not familiar with it, the Great Pyramid of Giza is Egypt’s biggest pyramid, standing at just over 481 feet tall. First constructed around 4,500 years ago during Egypt’s Old Kingdom era, houses the pharaoh Khufu’s tomb and was the tallest human-made structure for nearly 3,800 years. Back in Ancient Egyptian times, pyramids were built to house mummified pharaohs and their queens after their deaths. The Great Pyramid of Giza is one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World — in fact, it’s the only Wonder of the Ancient World that’s still standing.
The website Giza.Mused presents the famous pyramid’s entire interior in digital 3-D, including its three main chambers: The King’s Chamber at the top, the Queen’s Chamber in the middle, and the Subterranean Chamber cut into the bedrock beneath.
Along the way, the tour provides plenty of links for visitors to learn more about the Great Pyramid, from who built it to the robbers who first forged a path inside. The online exhibition was created in partnership with Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism and Antiques and Harvard University’s Giza Project, which is an international endeavor to catalog archives about the Giza Plateau from around the world.
Still hungry for more? The Digital Giza platform also offers tours of other nearby landmarks, such as the Great Sphinx and several over tombs.
You can check out the Great Pyramid virtual tour here.