King Tut Tomb Tour at Monticello Trails Middle School
Sixth grade students at Monticello Trails Middle School recently used virtual reality technology to get the “real” perspectives in King Tut’s tomb as part of their social studies unit. The historical “mini experience” gives users the opportunity to explore the tomb of the boy king or play a timed treasure hunt using HTC Vive.
“If we were to actually go to Cairo and stand in line to see the tomb, we wouldn’t have been able to get as close, and see as much as we did. We were able to peruse every inch of the tomb.” Social Studies teacher John Holtz marveled. “It is so real that you can go right up to the wall and read the hieroglyphs… even see the mold that grew 3,000 years ago on those same walls.”
The impressive virtual experience made quite the impact on the potential pre-teen archaeologists. One student, Truman Raven said, “It was so cool… It was real, but then again it wasn’t! It was like you were there and could reach out like you were actually in a different room.”