At the Tomb of Tutankhamen

The Overview:
Be there in 1923 Cairo as archaeologists open the tomb of King Tutankhamen.

The Site:
Actually two sites in one, visitors can experience the opening of King Tut’s tomb or go behind the scenes of National Geographic’s IMAX movie, Mysteries of Egypt.

Through the eyes of real-life correspondent Maynard Owen Williams, visitors to the tomb site can  observe  1920s Egypt and be one of the first people view the tomb since it was sealed thousands of years before. Styled after an imaginary "interactive edition" of  National Geographic Magazine, the feature invites visitors on a journey back in time to follow the daily dispatches sent "live" from the field by Williams as he arrives in Luxor, witnesses the tomb's official opening, and finally enters the inner chamber of Tutankhamen's tomb.

The movie website for Mysteries of Egypt presents previews and stills from the film and users can email short messages written in  hieroglyphics.

Project completed as an employee of National Geographic. Roles fulfilled: Quality assurance, programming, editorial research.

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