Virtually Explore Egypt

The Nile

The Yale Nile Initiative


This project examines the link between explosive volcanic eruptions and the annual Nile river summer flooding in antiquity. Large volcanic eruptions can reduce average global temperatures and suppress average global precipitation. This is known to have had dramatic effects on annual rainfall on the Nile watershed in historic times.

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The Pharaohs

Mask of pharaoh Tutankhamun


Almost 100 years after the discovery of King Tut's Tomb, it is time to tell the story in a new light. Using 2D and 3D imagery to reconstruct the tomb, the mummy, the funerary objects, and the topography of the famous Valley of the Kings.

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Bust of Akhenaten


Akhenaten, the Egyptian ruler who is best known for two things: he was the first historical figure to embrace monotheism, and he was “one funny-looking pharaoh,” according to Irwin M. Braverman, M.D. ’55, HS ’56, a Yale dermatologist.

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Mummification Process


It is to this structure of dynasties and listed kings that we now attempt to link an absolute chronology of dates in terms of our own calendrical system. The process is made difficult by the fragmentary condition of the kinglists...

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Echoes of Egypt at Yale's Peabody Museum

This exhibition will take you on a journey through two thousand years of fascination with ancient Egypt, the land of the pharaohs. Visitors will enter through a reproduction of the Egyptianizing gateway that is the entrance to New Haven’s Grove Street Cemetery (designed by Henry Austin in 1839), and then discover how a culture that flourished thousands of years ago has impacted our own world. Echoes of ancient Egypt appear in art, architecture, and literature around the world from ancient Africa to medieval Europe and the Middle East, to modern North America.

Egypt in 4K

The Great Pyramids at Sunset


These scientists' motto is simple: just because a mystery is 4,500 years old doesn't mean it can't be solved. Their mission: to see through the Great Pyramid of Giza and determine, without moving or destroying a single stone, if there are hidden chambers and passages inside. What will they find?

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Ancient Monuments of Egypt


The stunning sites and monuments of Ancient Egypt, built between 4.6 and 2 thousand years ago. Three UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Pyramid fields of Giza, Saqqara, and Dahshur | Ancient Thebes (Luxor) with its necropolis | Nubian monuments from Abu Simbel to Philae, and more.

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Aerial view of Cairo


CairoLapse is a short film exploring the busy & lively city of Cairo, Egypt. Locations: Great Pyramids of Giza, White Desert, Sultan Hassan Mosque, The Citadel, Muhammad Ali Mosque, The Hanging Church, St. George's Church, Nile River, Al Azhar Park, Tahrir Square, Cairo Tower, and more.

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