Did you know that off the coast of the small polish town of Puck there was once one of the biggest harbours in the Baltic Sea?
Did you know that Hallstatt is Europe´s oldest industrial zone?
Did you know that there are non-visible World Heritage sites in the marsh of Ljubljana?
Did you know that there are unique medieval mines beneath the german town of Dippoldiswalde?
Although the rich and diverse archaeological heritage of central Europe is in parts known and excellently researched, a broad share of this heritage, even of international importance, is very often hardly visible and tangible for the public and faces increasing menaces. The VirtualArch project unveils regional archaeological heritage – located underground or submerged – to local and regional stakeholders that are responsible for economic development. Activities focus on the sustainable use and protection of non-visible and little known archaeological heritage by increasing the capacities of public actors and by introducing innovative visualisation approaches and methods. The project will develop innovative and trendsetting visualisation tools in the field of virtual and augmented reality supporting both development and protection of archaeological heritage.
Students, young researchers and specialists from all partner countries attended Virtual summer school about virtual archaeology and 3d documentation methods in beautiful Torun. Klick here for detailed information.
Save-the-date: international stakeholder conference in Trento (Italy) on economic valorisation of
digital arch. heritage, technical trends and developments, possible fields of application in tourism, creative industries as well as in the media sector. Detailed information and agenda will follow soon!
Lead partner presented on this regional stakeholder event focusing on the digitization in rural regions the progress of VA visualizations and other 3D recording techniques for the research of "invisible" archaeological mining heritage in the Ore Mountains. Klick here for a more detailed report (in german).
Following a meeting of Saxon heritage protection officers in Dippoldiswalde, a brandnew prototype of augmented reality application was presented in which users could discover virtually the invisible mines under the current town as well as walking through a nowadays inaccessible mine.
Since last year the czech movie company Best Sequence is producing an video documentary about VirtualArch, pilot action implementation and the work in the partner regions. For the instant, we could present a first preview trailer (klick here). The final result will be shown on our final conference in 2020.