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Nefertari's Tomb Experience in Virtual Reality - February Schedule

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Nefertari’s Tomb Experience in Virtual Reality | February Schedule for Docent-Led Tours


Travel Back in Time
Egyptian queen Nefertari had an extraordinary life; it’s drawn in hieroglyphics in her tomb. The desert sand swallowed this 1255 BC burial place and only recently was it discovered and brought back to the surface. Very few people have had the honor of walking its fragile halls. This high-resolution VR rendering of the tomb is like going back in time to ancient Egypt.


Docent-Led Tours
The Nefertari’s Tomb Experience in Virtual Reality is a rare chance to tour this beautiful place with a trained Egyptologist. Meet the rest of the tour group and learn about ancient traditions, the meaning of hieroglyphics, mummification processes, and much more. Don't have a VR headset? Join from your desktop.

Spaces are limited, reserve your ticket today.

Experience first hand the most sacred ritual of an Egyptian's life... where they go in death.


Tour Schedule - all in PST
Due to popular demand, these tours have been extended through February.

Fri, Feb. 1 | 10 am
Mon, Feb. 4 | 3 pm
Wed, Feb. 6 | 12 pm
Fri, Feb. 8 | 3 pm
Sat, Feb. 9 | 12 pm
Tues, Feb. 12 | 10 am
Thurs, Feb. 14 | 1 pm
Sat, Feb. 16 | 12 pm
Wed, Feb. 20 | 10 am
Fri, Feb. 22 | 3 pm
Sat, Feb. 23 | 12 pm
Tues, Feb. 26 | 10 am
Thurs, Feb. 28 | 12 pm

Due to the high resolution of this experience, we recommend attending this event via HMD or desktop mode only.


Tour Guides

Bethany Simpson, PhD
She has a Ph.D. in Archaeology from the University of California, Los Angeles, and has taught many courses on the history, art, and religious practices of Ancient Egypt. She is also an active field archaeologist, working on projects in Greece and Italy as well as directing her own major excavation in the Fayum region of Egypt.

Kylie Thomsen, Ph.D. Candidate UCLA
Having long been fascinated by ancient Egyptian history, her main research interest is Egyptian funerary art and archaeology. Over the course of her career, she has excavated in Egypt, Ireland, Romania, and the American Southwest

Heidi Hilliker, Bachelor of Arts in Ancient Near East and Egyptology from the University of California Los Angeles and her Master of Arts in Egyptian Archaeology from the University of Chicago
Since 2014 she has worked in the Ancient World and Maya Mobile programs at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and with the Skirball Cultural Center’s archaeology programming.


How to attend this event

***This special exhibit is accessible only to High Fidelity users who reserve tickets with their usernames***

Step 1: Download app HERE, install, and run High Fidelity. You can also run directly from STEAM. Don’t have a VR Headset? You can join from your desktop.

Step 2: Once inside the app, login and go through the tutorial -- you’ll learn how to find events, change your avatar, and interact with your surroundings.

Step 3: Join the event HERE or select “GOTO” from your menu bar or tablet and select Tomb


TIPS FOR THE BEST EXPERIENCE IN VR:

  • Find out if your device can support High Fidelity HERE.

  • Need help? Find it in-world or by email

  • Introduce yourself. All the other avatars are real people -- interact, ask questions, and make new connections.


JOIN US IN OUR SAN FRANCISCO VR STUDIO:

In the San Francisco Bay Area? Limited dates are offered to attend these tours from an in-house VR studio.
Check for tickets HERE.

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