Like Indiana Jones or Lara Croft, now you can explore the interior of the Great Pyramid of Giza on a virtual 3D tour. Harvard University is behind the project, and thanks to a 360° camera —similar to the one used by Google’s Street View—, you can explore the corridors and nooks and crannies that extend through the immense thousand-year-old structure.
The fascinating journey begins in the “thief’s tunnel”, a name inspired by the legend. It is said that in 820 AD, a group of robbers dug the tunnel hoping to find great wealth inside the pyramid. Shortly after you come to the left side of the passage, about 27 meters below the base of the Great Pyramid of Giza. This brings us to the underground chamber. Though this section is usually closed to the public, in the virtual tour it is possible to visit it.
Further on, the Great Gallery is accessed by following an ascending passage. It is about 47 meters long and 8 meters high, and is considered a marvel of ancient engineering by experts around the world. This tour takes us to the King’s chamber, at the top of the pyramid, and to the Queen’s chamber in the middle of it.
The Great Pyramid of Giza its construction began on the instructions of Pharaoh Kufu —also known as Cheops—. The regent was part of the fourth dynasty of the Old Kingdom of Egypt. To this day, he is already approximately 4,000 years old, making him the oldest of the 7 wonders of the world.
How to take the virtual 3D tour of the Great Pyramid of Giza
This 3D virtual tour of one of the most emblematic buildings in the world, has been developed by the Harvard University in conjunction with the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities. Its name is the Guiza Project, and with your mobile or computer, you can enter to explore the claustrophobic corridors and rooms thanks to the 360° spherical images.
To start exploring the Great Pyramid of Giza, The first thing you should do is enter the official Web created by mused. From here, just enter the button Enter the Pyramidand you’ll be inside.
Do not forget to change the language of the web to be able to enjoy the experience more comfortably. Just tap the language button on the globe icon at the top of the screen. Choose Spanish and the page will refresh automatically.
You can zoom in on each of the rooms in case you want to see every detail better. To navigate within the grave, use your computer mouse and aim at the specific place on the ground where you want to stop. Done, now enjoy the unique journey through this ancient piece of human history.