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updated February 5, 2016 Funerary Chapel of Ka(i)pura, False Door detail

revised January 25, 2016
  • Gebel Barkal, ancient Nubia (Sudan) -- our evolving and ever-expanding all-digital excavation report, research resource, and virtual reality re-creation of this religious center now has updated Web pages with new images; coming soon will be Unity-based virtual worlds.
Central Building facade

updated April 14, 2015
  • Central Palace area, Nimrud, Assyria -- our evolving and ever-expanding all-digital excavation report of the Polish Center for Mediterranean Archaeology's expedition to the site (1974-1976).  The here-to-fore unpublished data includes each of the major building phases of the site, the sculpture, and new descriptions and analyses (newly added material includes: new renderings).
Central Building facade

updated April 21, 2015
Throne Room reconstruction

updated December 24, 2015
  • Bibliography of Learning Sites methods, projects, and goals.
    • Townes article about Learning Sites and Tartessos Prize awarded to Donald H. Sanders, President
    • Sanders article on new technologies and caveats in virtual heritage
    • Sanders article on the benefits of virtual heritage with new examples and new technologies
    • Sanders article on the history of virtual heritage and the advantages of its methods
    • Jacobson & Sanders article on digital puppeteering and VR
    • Etherington article on 3D printing
    • Sanders article on the benefits of using virtual reality to study ancient objects
    • Smith article on virtual archaeology in American Archaeology

updated October 27, 2014
  • Nemrud Dagi, Turkey -- updated images from our digital re-creation of this Hellenistic sanctuary (prepared for on-site visitor information signage).
digital model of the East Terrace colossal Apollo, Nemrud Dagi

added February 14, 2013
  • Nuzi, Iraq -- photomodeling and 3D printing in collaboration with the Semitic Museum, Harvard
digital model of the Acropolis, Athens, aerial view

updated August 14, 2012
  • Seyitomer, Kütahya, Turkey -- photo-to-VR experiments and results updated
digital model of the Acropolis, Athens, aerial view


added and updated March 20, 2012
  • Vari House, Greece -- updated renderings from our reworking of this pioneering virtual world and game engine experiments with this model.
  • explore the Vari house in virtual reality using the Unity game engine (bees buzz, doors creak, farmers tend to their chores, and much more).

updated February 11, 2011
Throne Room reconstruction

updated January 6, 2010
  • The Acropolis, Athens, Greece -- images added from our virtual reconstruction.
    • new renderings added from our updated model
digital model of the Acropolis, Athens, aerial view

updated December 21, 2007
  • Til Barsib, Syria -- sample images from our 3D computer model of the Palace, Lion Gate, and surrounding topography from published and newly excavated unpublished data about the Assyrian phase of occupation at the provincial settlement site.
  • Lion Gate added
  • More palace images and QTVR panoramas added
  • Tel Halaf temple added

updated December 24, 2007
  • Gebel Barkal, Temple B300 -- virtual world added 
  • new renderings and links added
Gebel Barkal, Temple B300 - reconstruction

updated December 27, 2007
  • Paliké, Sicily -- sample images from our virtual reality re-creation of the hestiaterion (dining facility) from the site.
hestiaterion, Paliké

added September 20, 2004

  • Be an Archaeologist; Excavate Ancient Nubia -- play our Excavation Simulation Game; a game intended for middle school kids (but fun for budding excavators of all ages); learn about the decisions that archaeologists must make each time they purchase equipment, hire specialists, and excavate a site within a certain limited time and budget.  What will you uncover?
Off to excavate

added September 29, 2001
  • Al Meragh, Sudan -- sample images from our digital re-creation of this previously unknown Meroitic site.
Al Meragh, AM600 double house

added January 11, 2001
  • Tell Brak, Syria -- sample images from our virtual re-creation of two of the site's most important periods.

updated Jan. 11, 2001 VWAI logo

updated May 2, 2000
  • Nemea Valley Archaeological Project multimedia excavation report (Greece) -- preliminary pages revised and expanded.
    • New reconstructions of the West Building (LH I megaron)
    • 3D artifacts added
    • New reconstruction of House E (EH III dwelling)
West Building, Tsoungiza - reconstruction

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