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Virtual walk through the Athenian Agora

10 September 2009 / 11:09:54  GRReporter
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Earth is rotating, satellites are watching and making photos and users are happy with the advanced technology and look at known and unknown places in Google Earth. And now the miracle happened and the ancient Agora is available for the whole world to see online!

With the support of "Foundation of the Hellenic World" developed was a 3D recreation of Agora (or the ancient market), which was the economic and administrative center of Athens. Until today there you can find the ancient Temple of Hephaestus, which was built in 5 BCE and is the best preserved ancient temple. At one point in time, a parade was passing through the main street in Agora and ending at the Acropolis, which was in honor of the Goddess guardian of the city - Athena.

Now Google Earth users can see a panoramic picture of the whole agora, to walk around the buildings, to pass through the narrow streets - exactly as it once was. The recreation is done for three different eras, when the agora existed - during the classic, Hellenistic and Roman eras.

The "Ancient Athenian Agora" project won first prize on the COLLADA international contest for 3D creation. The project was done entirely by realized by the 3D and virtual reality department of "Foundation of the Hellenic World". In order for you to be able to see what we are talking about and to take a walk in the ancient world, go to http://3d.athens-agora.gr/index_en.html.

 

Tags: NewsMedia 3D and virtual reality COLLADA Athens Agora
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