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#NewPalmyra Community Story

#NewPalmyra Community Story

What is #NewPalmyra?

During the Syrian conflict, the magnificent archaeological monuments of Palmyra, an important historical and cultural site for the people of Syria, were damaged or destroyed. In an effort to reconstruct what has been destroyed and conserve what is left, the volunteers of the #NewPalmyra project are rebuilding this city’s history in an online database by using crowdsourced photos to help construct 3D models of Palmyra’s monuments.

How could VizworX help? 

VizworX built an Augmented Reality application that allowed users to see tmodels of the buildings in real, true to life scale. Users would be able to enjoy the grandeur of the buildings once again. 

Result

People who were unable to go visit the magnificent archaeological monuments of Palmyra before they were destroyed are now able to do so in augmented reality. Users are able to get a sense of scale and imagine themselves being there. 

Be sure to visit #NEWPALMYRA at http://www.newpalmyra.org/ to learn more about the initiative.