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Nefertari’s Tomb Experience in Virtual Reality | San Francisco VR Studio

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Date(s) - 02/12/2019
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA

 

Nefertari’s Tomb Experience in Virtual Reality | Tours from San Francisco VR Studio

Travel Back in Time 
Egyptian queen Nefertari had an extraordinary life; it’s drawn in hieroglyphics in her tomb. The desert sand swallowed this 1255 BC burial place and only recently was it discovered and brought back to the surface. Very few people have had the honor of walking its fragile halls. This high-resolution VR rendering of the tomb is like going back in time to ancient Egypt.

San Francisco VR Studio Tours
Come to our SoMa VR Studio for the Nefertari’s Tomb Experience in Virtual Reality. It’s is a rare chance to tour this beautiful place with a trained Egyptologist. Meet the rest of the tour group and learn about ancient traditions, the meaning of hieroglyphics, mummification processes, and much more.

Spaces are limited, reserve your ticket today.

Experience first hand the most sacred ritual of an Egyptian’s life… where they go in death.

Tour Schedule – all in PST

Tues, Feb. 12 | 12 pm
Thurs, Feb. 22 | 5 pm
Sat, Feb. 23 | 2 pm

Special Tours Available
We offer special private tours for those belonging to interest groups – priority given to students, seniors, and groups with ADA restrictions. Please reach out for more information HERE.

Tour Guides

Bethany Simpson, PhD
She has a PhD in Archaeology from the University of California, Los Angeles, and has taught many courses on the history, art, and religious practices of Ancient Egypt. She is also an active field archaeologist, working on projects in Greece and Italy as well as directing her own major excavation in the Fayum region of Egypt.

Kylie Thomsen, PhD Candidate UCLA
Having long been fascinated by ancient Egyptian history, her main research interest is Egyptian funerary art and archaeology. Over the course of her career, she has excavated in Egypt, Ireland, Romania, and the American Southwest

Heidi Hilliker, Bachelor of Arts in Ancient Near East and Egyptology from the University of California Los Angeles and her Master of Arts in Egyptian Archaeology from the University of Chicago
Since 2014 she has worked in the Ancient World and Maya Mobile programs at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and with the Skirball Cultural Center’s archaeology programming.

Due to the high resolution of this experience, we recommend attending this event via HMD or desktop mode only.

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