Plus, at the same time as the Getty restoration project, the SCA is working on a long-term plan with Madrid-based Factum Arte, a company that produces highly sophisticated facsimiles of valuable antiquities, to create replicas of the tombs of Seti I and Nefertari (neither of which is currently open to the general public) and Tutankhamun. An exhibit will be created to display the replicas -- and the real tombs will one day no longer be available to visit.
So our question for you is: Would you still want to visit Egypt if you couldn't see actual tombs? Vote in our poll, and share your comments below.
Senior Editor, Features