Inside the pharaoh's tomb

A life-size facsimile of the tomb of King Tutankhamun opens to the public in Egypt tomorrow, 1 May. Installed two-meters underground, in a building next to the archaeologist Howard Carter’s house at the entrance of the Valley of the Kings, the project gives a boost to the trend of using precise replicas to promote sustainable tourism at massively popular ancient sites. To see how the Madrid-based workshop Factum Arte—a pioneer in the field of three-dimension scanning and high-resolution photography—recorded and recreated the tomb, go to the project’s website: