A SECTION OF A FACSIMILE COPY OF THE EGYPTIAN TOMB OF SETI.
A detailed section shows part of a project that, with the help of
cutting edge technology, aims to create an exact copy of the Egyptian
tomb of Seti at the National Archeology museum in Madrid November 14,
2002. The Tomb of Seti is the longest, deepest in the Valley of the
Kings. Factum Arte, the company undertaking the work, is using 3D laser
scanning, digital routing and pigment printing at the highest
resolution ever attempted, making this the first facsimile of
"conservation" quality. Project workers claim that the finished product
which they hope to put on display in Egypt will have exactly the same
qualities such as temperature and smell as the original tomb which
wasclosed to the public in the 1980's due to deterioration.
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