The Athens Ancient Agora Travels on the Net

(GREEK NEWS AGENDA) Users of the Internet and specifically Google Earth have the chance to view a 3D representation the ancient Athens Agora, from anywhere in the world at 3d.athens-agora.gr Through Google Earth, the visitor may ‘wander around’ the footpaths and between the buildings of the Agora as it was during the ancient, Roman and Hellenistic periods.   The programme – designed and developed by the Foundation of the Hellenic World (FHW) – won first prize at the international Collada Contest.

It was an offspring of the project “Virtual Reality Digital Collection ‘Ancient Agora of Athens,” which aimed at the development and documentation of an original digital collection on the Ancient Agora of Athens that would be used for the development of creative educational scenarios in virtual reality environments.  Archaeologists, architects and researchers collaborated with 3D graphics designers, Virtual Reality programmers, scriptwriters, musicians, Internet graphic designers and programmers and scientists in order to complete this important work of digitization of immaterial culture of the past.