What if you could enter a decorated tomb chapel in a Giza pyramid, descend down an ancient burial shaft, or see 5,000-year-old inscriptions come to life—without ever having to travel? Peter Der Manuelian, Philip J. King Professor of Egyptology in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, is leading an effort to digitize the extensive archives available from sites in Giza to make remote antiquities more accessible. He draws on 3-D technology in Harvard’s Visualization Center at the Geological Museum to create a real-time, interactive model of the pyramid site so students can immerse themselves in the rich history of the ancient Egyptians.

 

Jasanoff’s ‘Liberty’ recognized