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VR in history and archaeology

Virtual Reality is an excellent tool for bringing history to life and communicating historical knowledge to a broad audience. In addition, 3D reconstructions help expert historians resolve questions concerning building construction or lines of sight in a city, for example.


Virtual excavation Crustumerium
Virtual excavation Crustumerium

Virtual Grotto Crustumerium

One of the burial grounds in Crustumerium (15 km north of Rome) was excavated and a 3D model was generated based on laser scanned data. In our Cave the grotto can be experienced in a way that feels as if you are inside the chamber. »

The monastery of Aduard
The monastery of Aduard

Visualization of Aduard monastic church

In the Middle Ages, the Dutch village of Aduard (near Groningen) was home to a very large Cistercian monastery. The Aduard Historical Society has used the Reality Centre to study a 3D reconstruction of the monastic church. »

The excavation of the 'wierde' Ezinge in 3D
The excavation of the 'wierde' Ezinge in 3D

Virtual excavation of the 'wierde' Ezinge

In 2006 the Groninger Musuem hosted an exhibition dedicated to the renowned Dutch archaeologist A.E. van Giffen, who - among many other things - excavated the 'wierde' (artificial dwelling hill) in the village of Ezinge, near Groningen. In cooperation with Minerva Art School, HPC/V created a spectacular 3D movie for the Groninger Museum. This 3D movie brought back to life Prof. van Giffen and his excavation, and ran in passive stereo at the exhibition. »
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