Fit for a Pharaoh: The Authorised Facsimile of Tutankhamun's Tomb | University of Oxford

Fit for a Pharaoh: The Authorised Facsimile of Tutankhamun's Tomb

Speaker
Adam Lowe, Director of Factum Arte
Event date
Event time
18:30 - 20:30
Venue
Ashmolean Museum
Beaumont Street
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX1 2PH
Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
£20/£15 concessions
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Recommended

Before Egypt’s recent political revolution, the tomb of Tutankhamun was viewed by up to 1,000 visitors per day. This had a dramatic effect on the tomb, which resulted in a deterioration of the structure of the walls. Using digital technology to record the tomb’s interior in unparalleled detail, Factum Arte produced a full-scale facsimile that can be visited at Luxor, thus relieving pressure on the actual tomb. Adam Lowe explains the process behind the production of the facsimile and explores current debates about the creation of replicas to preserve the world’s cultural heritage for future generations. Includes a glass of wine and private tour of the exhibition.