The Virtual Dig

An interactive adventure for young people that provides an educational experience in archaeology and historical architecture. The Web site was produced for the Israel Museum, in collaboration with museum archaeologists. This 3D computer graphic reconstruction and walk-through is based on the permanent TEL exhibition at the Israel Museum. A TEL is an archaeological mound. The recreated TEL at the museum is a composite of five different historical periods each represented by architectural remains that reflect characteristics of specific periods. The Virtual Dig Web site is a teaching tool that serves as a parallel educational resource for distance learning and for visitors to the museum who wish to understand the TEL exhibit in context and in depth.

Robert Dunn
Arc Vertuel, Inc.

Illustrated summaries of SIGGRAPH 2002 sigKIDS projects are available in the SIGGRAPH 2002 Conference Abstracts and Applications

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