What makes the website and project unique is that it is not simply a 3D rendition of the pyramids, but rather incorporates up to date archaeological and historical data into its mapping as well as allows users to explore art work, writings, and architecture in high resolution detail. Users can explore finds (that are now in museums) in their original positioning and have interactive access to research.
This month’s Smithsonian highlights the Great Pyramid at Giza. The Pyramid has long been a focus of tourists, mystics, statesmen, and scholars a like. It has been featured in Hollywood films and is a regular staple on the History Channel’s Programming.
The Smithsonian Blog offers some interesting perspective on the history of the pyramid, its construction, the history of the research, and its role in exploring the Old Kingdom’s spiritualism and history.
Recent explorations in the Great Pyramid at Giza have recently discovered new hieroglyphs painted red. The discovery was made by robots, specially designed to reach previously inaccessible regions of the pyramid.
Archaeologists hope that this new discovery will help Egyptologists to further understand the role of the pyramids in Egyptian ritual. You can read more about the discovery in this Discovery News Article.