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.

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High-resolution image viewer of the tomb of Tutankhamun

Read
2017 Scanning Seti: The Re-generation of a Pharaonic Tomb (Article)
2016 TNPI report on the work completed
2015 Nicholas Reeves´s article The burial of Nefertiti
2012 Report facsimile of the burial chamber of Tutankhamun
2009 TNPI report on the work completed (English / Arabic)

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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

Restoration of Stoppelaƫre House

2017

Facsimile of the Tomb of Tutankhamun

2009-2014


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