COOL IMAGES: Walk Like an Egyptian

Science  15 Oct 1999:
Vol. 286, Issue 5439, pp. 371a
DOI: 10.1126/science.286.5439.371a

With support from commercial sponsors, archaeologist Kent Weeks's team at The American University in Cairo has created a graphics-rich educational Web site describing the Valley of the Kings in Thebes, the famous necropolis on the Nile River near Luxor, Egypt—including KV 5, a huge mausoleum for Rameses II's sons discovered by Weeks in 1995. Float over Thebes's monuments by (virtual) balloon, fly through computer reconstructions of tombs, or follow the archaeologists' excavations as they uncover the millennia-old treasures buried in the desert.

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