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17 فبراير 2017 4:51 م
Swiss Embassy celebrates the opening of Stoppelaëre´s house in Luxor
Minister of Antiquities Khaled El Enany and Swiss Ambassador Markus Leitner, in the presence of Irina Bokova, Director General of UNESCO, will open the fully restored Stoppelaëre´s house in Luxor, built in 1950 by Egyptian architect Hassan Fathy for French conservator Alexandre Stoppelaëre.
The restoration has been realized by Tarek Waly Centre of Conservation and Heritage with a team of local craftsmen. The restoration of this building is part of the Theban Necropolis Preservation Initiative, a collaboration between Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities, Switzerland’s University of Basel and Spain’s Factum Foundation for Digital Technology in Conservation.
Stoppelaere´s House will become a training center to train local people to become specialists in 3D digital technologies and composite photography. These recording technologies will be applied to the preservation of heritage and will be done at high-resolution and used for the creation of exact facsimiles of tombs that are now either closed to the public for conservation or in need of closure to preserve them for future generations. Stoppelaëre’s House is located near the facsimile of the tomb of King Tutankhamun that was installed in 2014 as the first phase of the Theban Necropolis Preservation Initiative. The scanning of the tomb of Seti I is currently being carried out.