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Replica of Tut’s Tomb Will Reopen in Luxor

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

King Tut Tomb ReplicaLUXOR, EGYPT—The replica of King Tutankhamun’s tomb funded by Madrid’s Factum Foundation, the Society of Friends of the Royal Tombs of Egypt in Zurich, and the University of Basel, will be re-erected on Luxor’s west bank, near the museum known as the Carter Rest-House. Replica tombs allow visitors to see ancient tombs that are closed for their preservation and protection. Every inch of Tut’s original tomb was recorded with 3-D scanners, and then craftsmen worked for three years to complete the reconstruction. The replica of Tutankhamun’s tomb will be moved to the new Grand Egyptian Museum when it is completed.