Explore the Tomb of Perneb

by Vincent on February 25, 2011

The Metropolitan Museum of Art received the tomb of Perneb as a gift in 1913.  After it was shipped back from Egypt the tomb was reconstructed inside the museum stone by stone and was completed in 2004.  They’ve created an interactive experience for you to learn all about the tomb enabling you to virtually tour the tomb from the comfort of your home.

You’ll meet Perneb’s son, Shepsesre, who will act as your guide as he takes you back through time 4000 years.

After you’ve treked through the desert sands of Saqqara you get to enter the tomb and explore each section. Clicking on individual areas provides more information.

There are two games that you can play while exploring the tomb: a crossword puzzle and a hieroglyphs game that shows you how to make your own papyrus from strips of paper and a basic hieroglyph alphabet chart to help you write on your papyrus. You can jump to these at any stage of your exploration  via the links at the bottom of the page.
There are lots of gems included such as a collection of 3D virtual reconstructions of the tomb.

You can view the tomb as it is today and watch video interviews with the people who look after the tomb now.

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