Antikenmuseum Basel und Sammlung Ludwig

Scanning Seti. The Regeneration of a Pharaonic Tomb

29.10.2017 - 06.05.2018

The rock-cut tomb of Pharaoh Seti I is one of the most fascinating burials in the Valley of the Kings. When Giovanni Battista Belzoni discovered it in 1817, more than 3000 years after the pharaoh's death, he extolled the immaculate preservation of its wall decorations. Today, because of looting, improperly conducted excavations, mass tourism and geological movements, it is in a pitiful state.

In an impressive special exhibition, made possible by the latest 3D scanning technology, an exact copy of two chambers of the almost 3,300-year-old royal tomb is on display at the Antikenmuseum Basel. The museum is collaborating with the University of Basel and the Factum Foundation Madrid to study, conserve and reconstruct this World Heritage Site.

Climb down into the last resting place of Seti I and discover all its original beauty - as Belzoni did 200 years ago.

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Depth map image of the priest Iounmoutef greeting Seti I, © Factum Foundation, Madrid
Depth map image of the priest Iounmoutef greeting Seti I, © Factum Foundation, Madrid