Time Travel to Ancient Israel With ‘Vortex’ Virtual Reality Tours

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Israel is a country steeped in historical and cultural significance, with researchers uncovering near-daily archeological finds, providing glimpses into its fascinating, complicated past. But what if we could actually see this rich past for ourselves?

Writing at NoCamels, Simona Shemer explains how the Israeli company Vortex allows us to travel in time to ancient Israel by way of their high-tech virtual reality glasses.

Israel is a country steeped in historical and cultural significance, with researchers uncovering near-daily archeological finds, providing glimpses into its fascinating, complicated past. But what if we could actually see this rich past for ourselves? Thanks to some advanced Israeli technology and a pair of cutting-edge glasses, we now can.

Vortex, an Israeli company specializing in the virtual reality experience, has developed a virtual reconstruction technology that enables the public to “relive” momentous historical events in 360 multisensory fashion, while physically touring ancient ruins, archaeological sites, and spots with historical significance. Visitors to Israeli landmarks like the Old City of Caesarea, the Old City of Acre and the Western Wall Plaza in Jerusalem can fully immerse themselves in life as it was during the Roman and Crusader periods...

A team of historians, archaeologists, and art historians were hired by Vortex to conduct extensive research on the time periods showcased in the tour to make the virtual reenactments as authentic as possible, from the marble that was used for the floor to the details of Herod’s palace in Old Caesarea. The company sought a strong, advanced virtual visualization through its technology, focusing on the look of the local people, 3D structures, textures, colors, sounds and events.

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Israel is a country steeped in historical and cultural significance, with researchers uncovering near-daily archeological finds, providing glimpses into its fascinating, complicated past. But what if we could actually see this rich past for ourselves?

 

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