Title: The Implementation of VR Technology in the Recoloring of the Historical Pharaonic Sites: Case Study on Khuwy’s Tomb
Stream: Arts - Media Arts Practices: Television, Multimedia, Digital, Online and Other New Media
Presentation Type: Virtual Presentation
Heba El Kamshoushy, Alexandria University, Egypt
Egypt has a rich Pharaonic heritage. Most of them are tombs or temples as the Egyptians believed in eternity. The ancient Egyptian artist decorated tombs and temples with colored hieroglyphic texts that serve their eternity believes. By developing his own color identity a remarkable color scheme was distinguishing most of the pharoanic arts. He used pigments made from inorganic substances for coloring, which explains the extraordinary good preservation of most of the colors on tomb walls. But these inorganic pigments are affected by degradation factors through the years so the colors that appears now to the viewer are different than the original colors, in addition to the deterioration of some parts of the historical illustrations in most tombs and temples. Therefore studies of the chemical compositions of pigments used in each Egyptian dynasty and their effect on the degradation of colors is important to analyze the original colors used and understand the color scheme chosen by the Egyptian artist in his illustrations. This research will examine the impact of using the modern technology of VR - virtual reality – that replaces the real word with a virtual one, in representing the ancient pharoanic sites in a complete assumption of their original colors before degradation. Based on the recent researches regarding chemical degradation of Egyptian colors. The study will provide an interesting experience for the visitors.