The Theban Necropolis Preservation Initiative


Under the supervision of the Ministry of Antiquities, Factum Foundation partnered with the University of Basel to develop a project dedicated to promoting sustainable tourism and ensuring the continuous study and monitoring of the tombs of the Valley of the Kings in Luxor.
The Theban Necropolis Preservation Initiative (TNPI) initially recorded and rematerialized the tomb of Tutankhamun and is currently working on the facsimile of the tomb of Seti I.

The initiative also focused on the restoration of Hassan Fathy´s Stoppelaere House, situated at the entrance to the Valley of the Kings, and its rehabilitation as a training centre equipped with the technology to record heritage.The Centre will be operated by trained, local technicians.
The final and most ambitious phase involves the building of training workshops for local artisans to manufacture the high-resolution facsimiles of tombs.

EXPLORE
High-resolution image viewer of the tomb of Tutankhamun
Virtual tour of the tomb of Seti I
3D video animation of the Sarcophagus of Seti I

EXHIBITIONS
Egypt Uncovered Sir John Soane´s Museum (closes 15 Apr 2018)
Scanning Seti Antikenmuseum Basel (closes 6 May 2017)
The Authorized Facsimile of the Burial Chamber of Tutankhamun (2014)

READ
2017 Two hundred years in the life of the tomb (booklet)
2017 Scanning Seti (article)
2017 Scanning Seti (exhibition catalogue, in German)
2016 TNPI Progress (report)
2015 Nicholas Reeves´s The burial of Nefertiti (article)
2014 The Authorized Facsimile (exhibition catalogue)
2012 The Facsimile of the Burial chamber of Tutankhamun (report)
2009 TNPI report on the work completed (English / Arabic)
2002 Recording Seti (book)

WATCH
2013 BBC report on the facsimile of the tomb of Tutankhamun

The Theban Necropolis Preservation Initiative Summary

2009-2017

Facsimile of the Tomb of Seti I

2017

Restoration of Stoppelaƫre House

2017

Facsimile of the Tomb of Tutankhamun

2009-2014


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