WBF

“Roman Heritage in the Balkans” project

Scheme: Western Balkan Fund

Awarded projects 2nd Call

Partners: 

  • Association for digitalization and informatization of cultural heritage. DIGI.BA
  • Association for the promotion of italian culture in BiH "Dante Alighieri"
  • UET CENTRE
  • Institute of Archaeology Belgrade - lAB
  • Montenegrin Association for New Technologies - MANT

Project Summary:

Western Balkans area was part of the Roman Empire, therefore today we have a lot of remains and archaeological sites all over the region. However, when visiting those settlements and cultural monuments, it is difficult to imagine how they looked like originally or their functions. Virtual reality (VR) and ICT technologies offer possibility to take visitors and Internet users to time travel in the past. Four selected cultural sites from the partners’ countries, corresponding documentation and relevant exhibits will be digitized in detail or modelled using advanced techniques; these environments enable the user of the application to make virtual walks through sites and objects, interacting with them to obtain detailed information and following virtual guides-storytellers. Using virtual environments for cultural heritage presentation enhances the perception of the sites, which are now in reality just a set of remains. Multimedia content linked with the environment’s presentation, gives more details on the particular object and reveals stories from its history. There will be created VR applications containing 360 videos of the present appearance of archaeological remains combined with 3D reconstructions of the original shape of buildings and artefacts found on the sites. Interactive 3D models will be enriched with characters telling stories about the history and life in the Roman period.


Područje Zapadnog Balkana bilo je dio Rimskog carstva, tako da danas imamo mnogo ostataka i arheoloških nalazišta širom regije. Međutim, prilikom posjete tim naseljima i kulturnim spomenicima, teško je zamisliti kako su izgledali prvobitno ili njihovu funkciju. Virtuelna stvarnost (VR) i ICT tehnologije pružaju mogućnost da posjetioci i korisnici interneta putuju kroz vrijeme. Četiri odabrana kulturna lokaliteta iz zemalja partnera, odgovarajuća dokumentacija i relevantni eksponati će se digitalizovati ili modelirati koristeći napredne tehnike; ova okruženja omogućavaju korisniku aplikacije da pravi virtuelne šetnje kroz sajtove i objekte, vrši interakcije sa njima da bi dobio detaljne informacije i prati virtuelne vodiče-pripovjedače. Korišćenje virtuelnih okruženja za prezentaciju kulturnog nasleđa poboljšava percepciju lokaliteta, koji su sada u stvarnosti samo ostataci. Multimedijalni sadržaji povezani sa prezentacijom okruženja daju više detalja o određenom objektu i otkrivaju priče iz njegove istorije. Biće napravljene VR aplikacije koje sadrže video snimke od 360 stepeni sadašnjeg izgleda arheoloških ostataka u kombinaciji sa 3D rekonstrukcijama originalnog oblika zgrada i artefakata pronađenih na lokalitetima. Interaktivni 3D modeli će biti obogaćeni likovima koji pričaju priče o istoriji i životu u rimskom periodu.

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