We already talked about it: we love pyramids! And actually we love them so much we thought you’d like to experience them as well… in 3D (and even on your 3D TV!). So Dassault Systèmes developed an application to truly go back in time and visit old Egypt.
Still skeptical? Let me tell you, you’ve never seen a lecture this fascinating: the topic’s hot, the technology to showcase it kicks ass and whenever you have a question, just stop and hang around to explore the pyramid and get your questions answered! And to quote our friends from the BBC:
we may be on the very edge of uncovering some of our past’s greatest secrets.
So if you feel like going on holidays, discovering pyramids and ancient Egypt just like they were 4,500 years ago, just click here! Otherwise, if you don’t have time to browse through the whole adventure, I thought I’d split it so that you can pick your choice!
First part is called “the two enigmas of the Great Pyramid” and talks about how the pyramid was built, especially regarding other pyramids. So if you want to have an overview of what’s so mysterious about Khufu’s pyramid, I’d recommend you take a look at this part.
Second part is about “the genius of the builders”. Basically, if you want to learn about the architectural side of the pyramid construction, head there! Plus, it’s divided in three parts so you can understand the whole construction process (it’s my favorite part!).
Third part is named “seventy days to be reborn” and explains the whole process behind Khufu’s preparation before being put inside the pyramid. You’d like to see the rituals? That’s over here!
Fourth part is called “the paths to eternity” and gives you Jean Pierre Houdin’s point of view about the King’s chamber and its construction secret! (My second favorite part… The architects back then were truly geniuses!)
The final part “simply” allows you to travel completely freely around the pyramid and its construction site.
Enjoy the ride and tell us what you thought about that!
PS: just an advice, during the loading process, be sure to say “no” if your browser asks if you want to stop the 3Dvia plug-in. It happens sometimes but always loads afterwards… I’m guessing this is ancient Gods testing if you’re worth seeing their land!
PPS: if you want to share the adventure, feel free to do so! Here’s the link: www.3ds.com/khufu