Ancient Egyptian Monuments - The Pyramids
The Pyramids of Giza are the oldest and only remaining monuments of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. These massive structures were created as tombs for the rulers of the Old Kingdom . Even after more than four thousand years of exposure and weathering, the Pyramids of Giza stand as awe-inspiring monuments to the genius and creativity of a long-dead culture.The pyramids were tombs made for the pharaohs.
Monuments in Egypt
We have documented many of the ancient monuments of Egypt, including not only the pharaonic monuments but those of Islam and early Christianity. Note: Lots of images with brief descriptions.
Reconstructing Ancient Egyptian Tombs and Monuments
It is ironic that the Ancient Egyptian tombs, once sealed, were not intended to be seen by outsiders. Yet the highly valued and often reproduced tomb decorations have had a profound influence on art and have contributed significantly to our understanding of the Ancient Egyptian culture. We describe how recent advances in computational and digital technology can add a new perspective to these marvels of antiquity. Of particular interest to us has been the development of a technique for digital reconstruction of tombs, allowing for the creation of undistorted panoramic views of tomb interiors that are simply unattainable with traditional imaging methods. We have also applied similar computational techniques to bring a new perspective to several monuments of Ancient Egypt.