Inside an Egyptian Tomb

In ancient Egypt, a tomb served two purposes. To the deceased it offered a safe final resting place, and to the relatives a place where they could perform rituals to ensure a good afterlife for the deceased. Therefore the tomb itself was also divided into two sections: the aboveground funerary chapel and the sealed underground chamber that we now have a rare opportunity to peek into.

This tomb has been recreated with the help of augmented reality (AR) and is mostly based on the real-life tomb of Paheri, located in the ancient city of Nekhen in Upper Egypt, in the area of the present-day city of El Kab. The tomb was constructed during the 18th Dynasty, the reign of Pharaoh Thutmose III.

The virtual tomb can be experienced with the free Arilyn app by scanning the image below. You no not need to visit to the museum to experience the virtual tomb. Anyone can experience it anywhere and at any time.

How to enter the virtual tomb:

  1. Download the free Arilyn application: Google Play or App Store.
  2. Look at the image below through the app.
  3. Step into the burial chamber and study your surroundings through the screen of your mobile device.

This virtual tomb has been built in collaboration with Danske Bank, Amos Rex’s main partner.