Saturday 16 December 2017

02 - Google Wonders of Malta - 02

Heritage Malta and Google launch Wonders of Malta

Heritage Malta and Google are inviting people to an unprecedented immersive discovery experience of the diversity of Maltese culture.

Opening today, it will enable web users to discover many Maltese treasures such as the Ġgantija Temples, the oldest, free-standing monument in the world, or immerse themselves in the Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum, considered one of the world’s most important prehistoric monuments.

With the help of Street View visitors will be able to virtually walk through the Hypogeum of Ħal-Saflieni, the Grandmaster’s Palace , the Domus Romana, Hagar Qim Archaeological Park, the Tarxien Temples and the Ġgantija Temples in Gozo and many other locations.

The partnership also means that the tapestries from the Palace State Rooms and frescoes from the Auberge de Provence Grand Salon can now be viewed in never before seen definition thanks to Gigapixel technology, a powerful photo capturing process which has enabled the highest ever resolution image of this feature.

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Thanks to Google Expeditions, children from around the world will discover the beauty of the Megalithic Temples of Malta. Expeditions enable teachers to bring students on virtual trips to places like museums, underwater, and outer space. Expeditions are collections of virtual reality 360° panoramas and 3D images — annotated with details, points of interest, and questions that make them easy to integrate into curriculum already used in schools.

Finally, visitors can discover 30+ interactive stories and 28 cardboard tours about the top Wonders of Malta.

For this exhibition, more than 27 cultural institutions under the remit of Heritage Malta created over 35 exhibits, sharing a total of 600 assets and more than 800 images online in collaboration with Google.

The new online exhibition opens today by clicking this link and is available for free.

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