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Opening soon: DIG IT ALL. Archaeology of the future

DIG IT ALL

DIG IT ALL reveals the groundbreaking technology of modern archeology. In honour of the centennial of the Groningen Institute of Archaeology we offer a glimpse behind the scenes of this fascinating research area. Archaeologists have a clever way of using digital technologies, such as virtual reality, 3D reconstructions and drone images. This approach offers innovative opportunities of digging into the past.

The exhibition lets you experience what it is like being at an archaeological dig: through VR you can immerse yourself in tombs in ancient Italy and Greece; 3D-reconstructions bring the discovered objects, such as pottery items, to life; shipwrecks in the Dutch polders are discovered by digital analysis of small differences in height in the landscape. The archaeology of plants and animals in the Netherlands are mapped by digital reference collections. Closer to home, we take a look at the liberation of the city of Groningen after World War II and show the war-time finds in our own city on an interactive map.

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