Enjoy a collection of 13 high-res photos that can bring history to your desktop
Owners of PCs running under Microsoft’s Windows 8 and Windows 7 platform versions, as well as those who purchased Windows RT devices, can now download a new theme to customize their desktops, namely the Ancient Egypt theme.Just as its name suggests, the new theme will take users in a virtual journey to the world of the Ancient Egypt, providing them with a taste of some of the most beautiful and history-laden places on Earth.
The collection of 13 high-resolution images included in the new theme will enable users to explore the mystery and artistry of ancient Egypt.
It will bring to the background of their desktops the image of the Giza pyramids at sunset, as well as that of the temples of Luxor, the Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut from Deir el-Bahari, or the Temple of Seti I, located in Abydos.
Statues of the great pharaohs (in the form they were preserved until the present day) will also beautify users’ screens. One of these shows the face of Ramses II, which is situated at the Luxor Temple in the Southern Egypt, Microsoft explains.
“Travelling northward and back in time, our new Ancient Egypt theme tours many of the most impressive archeological sites from the time of the pharaohs, including sites at Luxor, Abu Simbel, Deir el-Bahari, Abydos, the Giza Plateau, and more,” a recent blog post from Microsoft reads.
Just as all other themes designed for Microsoft’s platforms, the new theme is available for download for free (simply download it on your computer and open it with the default theme application, which will automatically apply it when selected).
It can be easily installed on machines running Windows 8, Windows RT, and in Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional, Enterprise, or Ultimate editions.
The new Ancient Egypt theme can be found available for download on Softpedia as well, via this link.