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Opening the seal of the magazine where the crates containing the facsimile of Tutankhamun´s burial chamber were stored awaiting installation

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The first panels of the facsimile are erected in the underground chamber prepared near Carter House. At left, Mike Roberts, centre Mike Ward, top right is Adam Lowe and looking on is Tarek Waly of the Tarek Waly Centre in Cairo, architect.

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One of the Egyptian team unpacking a panel of the facsimile for installation, it was this team of workers who used their great skills and initiative to make the installation a success.

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Dr Mohamed Ibrahim, Minister of State for Antiquities, is shown around the installation site by Factum Arte team leader Mike Roberts.

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Members o the installation teams physically moving into place panels of the ceiling. The complete ceiling weighs nearly 2 1/2 tonnes and creates an authentic subterranean sensation.

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An Egyptian craftsman  inspecting the facsimile of the sarcophagus before it is taken down to the burial chamber.

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Moving the facsimile of the sarcophagus down the ramp to the antechamber. The sarcophagus is cast in resin and weighs just under 300kg, Its arrival was greeted with awed expressions from the local team.

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The sarcophagus is moved slowly into the facsimile of the burial chamber where the Factum Arte team is waiting to lift it down. It takes twelve strong men to carry it.

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Mike Roberts - the Factum Arte team leader on site, seen through the temporary cover to the structure built to house the facsimile - the cover is to protect  the workers from the desert heat.

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The interior of the facsimile taken from the antechamber before the roof structure was complete. The hot sun is very apparent.

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Work to seal the ceiling before the concrete cap is laid is being done in the intense heat of the desert sun.

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A view from Carter House of the installation site showing the walls of the underground chambers before they were covered.

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