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Egyptian music to enthrall tourists at Albert Hall Museum in Jaipur

About 5-6 speakers will be placed in the museum area that houses these world renowned monuments.

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February 1, 2018, 2:49 pm

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Egyptian mummy 'Tutu' on display in a new gallery in the basement of Albert Hall Museum in Jaipur. Image credit: Post Staff

Jaipur: Two of Jaipur’s most visited places, the Albert Hall Museum and Jantar Mantar will add  some new features that are sure to please the tourists. The oldest museum of Rajasthan, Albert Hall, is renowned for many artifacts including the famous Mummies of Egypt. More than 2000 years old, these iconic monuments have been extremely popular amongst the travellers as well as the locals of the city. The museum committee has now planned to enhance the visitor experience by approving a proposal to play Egyptian music around these monuments.

About 5-6 speakers will be placed in the museum area that houses these world renowned monuments. Multiple tunes from this historic transcontinental country, often considered a cradle of civilization, will be played in the museum; something that will add value to the museum’s ambiance.

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Albert Hall Museum Jaipur. Image credit: Post Staff

Music has been an integral part of Egyptian culture since the ancient past. It also had a significant impact on the development of ancient Greek music, and via the Greeks was important to early European music well into the Middle Ages. The modern music of Egypt is considered Arabic music as it has been a source of influence on other regional styles.

Albums like Fire Dance which included the iconic ‘Song of the Pharaohs’ have enjoyed great success in the musical world.

In another development, people can soon see VR (Virtual reality) booths at major tourist spots in the city that would allow them to enjoy virtual 3D-walkthroughs of famous monuments of this famed Walled City.

One has to just sit at a VR booth and enjoy exploring a monument by wearing an Oculus Rift 3D headset which will be connected to the PC and through a small remote control with different navigation options. One can enjoy the 3D models of many of Jaipur’s most renowned places.

The construction of a research center at Jantar Mantar has taken a long time however it is almost on the verge of competition now. Along with the 3D model, one can experience a lot of other facilities as well at this UNESCO World Heritage Site which is a collection of nineteen architectural astronomical instruments. Research scholars and students will be able to use the internet facilities available at this center for their work.

Last month the city witnessed a surge in the number of tourists over the long weekend. The news of such improved facilities is sure to encourage more tourists to explore the landmarks of the city. The locals can also be happy that they will have multiple options to spend time and experience new things on offer.

First published: September 12, 2017