Explore Egypt’s Giza Plateau in 3D

Published on May 15th, 2012 | by Admin


A 3D virtual rendition of the Giza Plateau has been posted online for you to explore. It’s pretty cool!

Engineered by software design firm Dassault Systèmes, in collaboration with Harvard University and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the free application is available on multiple devices, including 3-D-enabled computer monitors and TVs, and immersive environments.

Indeed, this is not just another too-clean looking and ultimately boring 3-D virtual tour of Egypt’s famous archaeological site.

“Many 3-D models of ancient sites have more to do with fantasy and video games than with archaeology. The colors, surfaces and textures are not researched and appear quite flat or unrealistic,” Peter Der Manuelian, Philip J. King professor of Egyptology at Harvard University and director of the MFA’s Giza Archives, told Discovery News.

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Story: Rossella Lorenzi, Discovery News | Photo: Giza 3D

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