This is an ambitious self initiated project aiming - with a nod and a wink to the old
Description de l'Égypte - to Describe Egypt one location at a time but this
time around we do it through Egyptian Eyes.
We are in love with this country and its long and diverse history and
we want to share our heritage with the whole world through the latest
we chose 360º VR immersive experience to be our medium, that way we
allow you to walk through locations that is difficult to access due
to it being closed by authorities
for preservation or due to the fact that you cannot come and visit
it yourself, whatever your reasons are we bring it right to your screen.
But we don't want to only show you pretty pictures, we want to tell you the stories from these locations, stories of their owners and their life and death, follow the progression of art, culture and architecture across Egypt's long, rich and diverse history.
We are currently focusing on the Ancient Egyptian Tombs of The 30 Dynasties reign which spans across 3000 years (2859 years to be exact from 3200 BC to 341 BC) we take Examples from the three Major kingdoms, the Old kingdom [3200 BC - 2780 BC] in Memphis (currently a suburb of cairo) 3rd to 6th dynasties , the Middle Kingdom [2134 BC - 1778 BC] in Abydos (currently El Minya) 11th and 12th dynasties and the New Kingdom [1570 BC - 1080 BC] in Thebes (Luxor) 18th to 20th dynasties.
The Describing Egypt project has been in the development since late 2012 and is currently made possible in collaboration between Motion Designer, Compositor and Photographer Salma ElDardiry and software Developer and Tech master Karim Mansour.
We are working with a great set of advisors and collaborators who includes Dr. Thierry Benderitter of www.osirisnet.net, the good poeple of The Theban Mapping Project , Hani D. Elmasri of Disney imagineering and Prof. Dr. Abdel Ghaffar Shedid Founder and head of the Art History Department, Faculty of Fine Arts.
We hope you enjoy our storytelling and you are more than welcome to participate just drop us a line.