The First Egyptian Virtual City METATUT is Now Open to the Public
Taking inspiration from King Tutankhamun, METATUT allows visitors to travel through time and space to learn about Egyptian history.
Meet METATUT - A metaverse inspired by King Tutankhamun
Cairo-based creative community hub TUTERA has launched METATUT, the first Egyptian virtual city in partnership with metaverse platform Spatial.io.
To revive the ancient empire's history through conceptual designs, the firm unveiled METATUT as a city inspired by King Tutankhamun. It was also developed to mark the 100th anniversary of discovering the youngest Egyptian pharaoh's tomb.
Visitors can travel through time and space to learn about Egyptian civilization in this immersive city. According to TUTERA, there are four public spaces in METATUT: Valley of the Kings, the Sun Chamber, Akhenaten Palace, and the Magic Melody Chamber.
In the Akhenaten Palace, visitors can experience the ancient pharaoh's journey through four stages: Egyptian Gods Path, Transition Area, Land of No Where, and The Immortal Love Hall.
While METATUT only has four portals right now, the company plans to open other spaces, such as Nefertiti Palace and its glory hall, by the end of December. Users can access the virtual city using VR headgear, as well as through desktops or mobile devices.
"After the 100-year anniversary of the discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb, we thought of establishing a platform that enables people to visit and interact," said Dr. Somaya Bahy Eldin, Vice President of TUTERA, in an interview with Reuters. "They can interact by watching the ancient Egyptian civilization, listening to historical stories, and touring the city."
While the metaverse is largely known for its presence in online gaming, METATUT has shown how this tech can also be applied for educational purposes. Interested individuals can head to this page to access the first Egyptian city in the metaverse.
If you can't wait, here's a quick glimpse of METATUT: