Secrets of Archaeology

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A Place Called Etruria
Take a virtual reality tour of one of history's most intriguing ancient civilizations. Journey to the ancient cities, Volterra, Populonia and Cervetari and see why Etruscan civilization was famous for…
Ancient Cities Bordering On Latium
Take a virtual reality tour of one of history's most intriguing ancient civilizations. Tour several ancient cities within the roman territories of Latium and Umbria, including Alatri and Amelia, and…
Ancient Itinerary In Ionia
Take a virtual reality tour of one of history's most intriguing ancient civilizations. See the cities of Ionia on the coast of present day Turkey, and the islands in the…
At The Court Of The King Of Kings
Take a virtual reality tour of one of history's most intriguing ancient civilizations. Tour the grand residences at Persepolis and the sumptuous imperial palaces of the powerful Darius I at…
Athens: Western Splendor
Take a virtual reality tour of one of history's most intriguing ancient civilizations. Discover why Athens was the preeminent city in the Golden Age of Greece on this virtual tour…
Cities Of The Sea And Wind
Take a virtual reality tour of one of history's most intriguing ancient civilizations. Take a tour of Tripopolitania, a rich roman province on the shores of the Mediterranean and visit…
Egypt According To Cleopatra
Take a virtual reality tour of one of history's most intriguing ancient civilizations. Queen Cleopatra serves as our virtual tour guide through Egypt during the time of the Ptolemy's, from…
Glorious Rome - Capital of An Empire
Take a virtual reality tour of one of history's most intriguing ancient civilizations. Explore the architectural treasures of ancient Rome, the epicenter of the most powerful empire the world has…
Greek Cities In Italy
Take a virtual reality tour of one of history's most intriguing ancient civilizations. Explore the virtual streets of the original Greek colonies of Italy, and experience the creation of the…
Greek Legacy In The West (Sicily)
Take a virtual reality tour of one of history's most intriguing ancient civilizations. Join a Corinthian settler on a tour of 4th Century BC Sicily, the "new Greece" of its…
Pompeii: A City Rediscovered
Take a virtual reality tour of one of history's most intriguing ancient civilizations. New excavations and computer reconstructions recreate the magnificent city and the cataclysmic eruption that silenced its inhabitants.
Pyramids Designed For Eternity
Take a virtual reality tour of one of history's most intriguing ancient civilizations. Scientific structural theories are put to the test in this computerized recreation of the building of Khufu,…
Retracing The Tacks Of Hannibal
Take a virtual reality tour of one of history's most intriguing ancient civilizations. Visit the majestic ruins of the Roman republican period, following the path of the fearless General Hannibal,…
Roman Imprint On The West
Take a virtual reality tour of one of history's most intriguing ancient civilizations. It is said that all roads led to Rome. Follow the itineraries, which connected Rome to Iberia…
Sailing With The Phoenicians
Take a virtual reality tour of one of history's most intriguing ancient civilizations. Sail with a Phoenician captain to the ancient ports of the Mediterranean Byblos, Rhodes, Tharros, Motya, and…
Secrets Of The Island Of Minos
Take a virtual reality tour of one of history's most intriguing ancient civilizations. An architect form 1500 B.C. gives a guided tour of archaeological sites at Akrotiri, Ayia, Knosses, and…
The Cities Of Pharaohs
Take a virtual reality tour of one of history's most intriguing ancient civilizations. Visit the sanctuaries of Karnak and Luxor, and explore the temples, residences, and shops of ancient cities…
The Civilizations of Heroes (The Mycenaeans)
Take a virtual reality tour of one of history's most intriguing ancient civilizations. A visit to the heart of the first great civilizations between the Euphrates and the Aegean Sea…
The Fabulous Centers Of Hellenism
Take a virtual reality tour of one of history's most intriguing ancient civilizations. Spectacular virtual reconstruction takes us back to the 2nd Century B.C., where Greek and Eastern civilizations meet…
The Forgotten Civilizations Of Anatolia
Take a virtual reality tour of one of history's most intriguing ancient civilizations. Take a virtual tour of the splendid Greek cities of ancient Turkey, including Gordian, the domain of…
The Lost Cities Of The Maya
Take a virtual reality tour of one of history's most intriguing ancient civilizations. Travel to the magnificent Mayan cities of Uxmal, Tulum, Chichen Itza and the capital Palenque, with its…
The Ports Of The Desert
Take a virtual reality tour of one of history's most intriguing ancient civilizations. Follow an ancient caravan rout through lush oases across the Syrian Desert, from Marib to the beautiful…
The Pyramids Of The Sun
Take a virtual reality tour of one of history's most intriguing ancient civilizations. The magic of the great temples and gigantic stepped pyramids of Tenochtitlan, the capital of the ancient…
The Roads To El Dorado
Take a virtual reality tour of one of history's most intriguing ancient civilizations. Discover the splendor of the Incan empire's Curzo and Machu Picchu, which captured the imagination and greed…
The Roman Empire In Africa
Take a virtual reality tour of one of history's most intriguing ancient civilizations. Visit the vast olive groves and wheat fields created by roman war veterans in this arid climate…
Travels Through Greece
Take a virtual reality tour of one of history's most intriguing ancient civilizations. Journey with a Roman senator through the artistic and cultural treasures of Greece; from the agora at…
Visit The Sanctuaries of Apollo
Take a virtual reality tour of one of history's most intriguing ancient civilizations. Explore the most important archaeological sites connected to the worship of Apollo including the temples at Delphi,…

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How Do You Excavate at a Site?
Here, delve into the specifics of how to perform an archaeological dig. Learn about the physical tools of the trade, how to excavate objects in the ground, and how a dig's schedule unfolds. Learn about strategies in the field such as "vertical" and "horizontal" excavations, and walk through the process…