Describing Egypt offers visitors a growing bank of 360-degree virtual tours showcasing some of Egypt’s historical sites. The tours currently focus on the Ancient Egyptian Tombs of The 30 Dynasties reign, which spans across 3,000 years (2,859 years to be exact, from BCE 3200 to BCE 341). Students can visit locations from the three major kingdoms—the Old Kingdom (BCE 3200–BCE 2780) in Memphis (currently a suburb of Cairo), third to sixth dynasties; the Middle Kingdom (BCE 2134–BCE 1778) in Abydos (currently El Minya), eleventh and twelfth dynasties; and the New Kingdom (BCE 1570–BCE 1080) in Thebes (Luxor), eighteenth to twentieth dynasties. Each virtual tour has multiple locations. Within each location, focal points of interest are highlighted, allowing students to bring up additional information. Students will learn the stories from these locations—stories of their owners and their life and death—and they will follow the progression of art, culture, and architecture across Egypt’s long, rich, and diverse history.
Just a few short weeks ago we saw, heard, and hugged some of our best friends almost daily. Now the world has been turned upside down and we are all trying to find a new normal. I’m reminded of the graphic below. This is truly what it feels like right now. We were on a pretty solid upward trajectory, with a few bumps in the road. Now we’re squarely in the middle of chaos and we realize we will come out higher, stronger, and better than ever.
In spring 2018, Reaktor, an AI and tech partner in Finland, and University of Helsinki came together with the aim of helping people be empowered, not threatened, by artificial intelligence. Together, they built Elements of AI to teach the basics of artificial intelligence to people from a wide range of backgrounds.