The BA Takes Part in Producing Films for the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization

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The BA Center for Documentation of Cultural and Natural Heritage (CULTNAT), the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), and the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities through the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization participated in the production of a number of films that feature 3D animation of the displayed museum artefacts in a new and creative way.

For the first time, the films present the scientific heritage of the ancient Egyptian civilization through the units of measurement, which were considered the most ancient types of measurement known to humanity. The ancient Egyptian cubit was the earliest unit of length, in addition to El-Khatt, which helped in the measurement and construction of pyramids and temples. Ancient units of measurement also encompassed tools that measured the weight of metals, products, and grains, in addition to water clocks and sundials.

Furthermore, the films tackle the musical heritage of Egypt, and the creativity of the ancient Egyptian in designing the flute and harp, as well as the formation of bands and knowledge of the heptatonic scale. They showcase the early humans’ perseverance 500,000 BC ago and their efforts to use stone tools in fishing and devising axes. The films also demonstrate the method of using and manufacturing the first prosthesis known to man, while elucidating the patient’s state and surgical intervention.

These films represent a new facet of the use of technology in the documentation and display of the ancient Egyptian civilization, and its major contribution to arts and sciences over the centuries.