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Sunday, 17 January 2021

Google Arts & Culture launches digital platform offering virtual tours of Egyptian sites

Aswan’s Isis Temple is open to the public again following the completion of restoration works on the site, according to a Tourism & Antiquities Ministry statement. The restoration works included renovating the floors and columns, restoring and cleaning the inscriptions at the entrance to the sanctum, and maintenance of the offering tables in the Hypostyle Hall.

Can’t visit the temple yourself? Take an online tour of the temple or other popular archaeological sites with the Google Arts & Culture organization’s newly launched ‘Preserving Egypt’s Layered History’ digital platform. The organization partnered with the American Research Center in Cairo to tell the stories behind Egyptian monuments such as pharaonic tombs, Mamluk mosques, Coptic monasteries, and Roman villas, as well as ancient practices and beliefs. The platform was covered by The Art Newspaper and Archinect.

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