Egypt Independent

Video: Egypt launches virtual tour of Wahti Tomb



Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities on Saturday launched a virtual tour of the Tomb of Wahti in Saqqara on its official website and social media accounts (Facebook

, Instagram, Twitter and Experience Egypt).

Enjoy the virtual tour for a tomb of Wahti in Saqqara. https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=BsXpwTSYSyN&help=1&brand=1&…

Posted by ‎Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities وزارة السياحة والآثار‎ on Saturday, April 18, 2020

“In celebration of UNESCO’s #WorldHeritageDay, Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Khalid al-Anany takes us into the awe-inspiring tomb of Wahti in Saqqara. Uncovered in 2018, it is considered one of the most important discoveries of the decade,” a statement from the ministry said.

“The tomb belonged to a fifth dynasty high priest of ‘purification’, making it an especially apt and timely reminder that cleansing and protecting that which we hold dear is an innate human desire that stretches back through millennia”, it added.

احتفالاً باليوم العالمي للتراثيصطحبنا الاستاذ الدكتور/ خالد العناني وزير السياحة والاثار، الي داخل مقبرة واح تي الرائعة في سقارة. والتى تم الكشف عنها في عام 2018 ، وتعتبر واحدة من أهم الاكتشافات في هذا العقد، وذلك عبر صفحاتها الرسمية بشبكة الإنترنت ومواقع التواصل الاجتماعي……………………..#ExperienceEgyptFromHome: In celebration of UNESCO’s #WorldHeritageDay, Minister of Tourism & Antiquities Dr. Khalid El-Anany takes us into the awe-inspiring tomb of Wahti in Saqqara. Uncovered in 2018, it is considered one of the most important discoveries of the decade.#ExperienceEgypt #ExperienceEgyptSoon#StaySafe#StayHome#TravelTomorrow

Posted by ‎Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities وزارة السياحة والآثار‎ on Saturday, April 18, 2020

The ministry released on April 10 the second installment in a series of virtual and guided video tours of a wide array of museums and archaeological sites around Egypt.

This initiative, which has been recently launched under the slogan “Experience Egypt from Home. Stay Home. Stay Safe”, aims to enable people worldwide to embark on a journey through the ancient Egyptian civilization during their home confinement, within the precautionary measures taken to fight the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.