Building an Empire. A virtual exploration of the roman worlds

Musée de la Romanité 

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December, 20th 2019 – March, 8th 2020

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Building an Empire. A virtual exploration of the roman worlds

Building an Empire. A virtual exploration of the roman worlds Exhibition from December, 20th 2019 to March, 8th 2020

The Musée de la Romanité is displaying an astonishing virtual exploration of the Roman Empire. Thanks to the tremendous capacity of the new digital techniques of the company Iconem, visitors are taken for a trip through history with spectacular projections of seven archaeological sites such as Palmyra, Aphrodisias, Lepcis Magna and Pompeii. Combining little-known monuments and world heritage symbols, the exhibition 'Building an Empire' is an invitation to discovering the urban and architectural models of Roman towns — that were so different and so similar.

This entirely digital, educational and emotional trip will be an extension to a visit of the city of Nîmes and its Roman monuments, reset in their context at the scale of an Empire, in an experience at the frontier between the virtual and the real

Modèle 3D de l’amphithéâtre de Baelo Claudia © IRAA - Iconem - Casa de Velasquez - ARPAMED

What if an immersion in the towns of the Roman worlds made it possible to see the different faces of Romanness? The exhibition 'Building an Empire' provides this immersion by using innovative techniques of digital treatment of our heritage.

The Musée de la Romanité called on the services of Iconem, a French company specialised in this field. Using drones, still photography and algorithms, Iconem has made 3D models of several major Roman sites. The exhibition is an invitation to see the Roman worlds in a new way using the sites of Pompeii (Italy), Aphrodisias (Turkey), Garni (Armenia), Palmyra (Syria), Lepcis Magna (Libya), Carthage (Tunisia) and Baelo Claudia (Spain). This urban sample drawn from all the shores of the Mediterranean is to make it possible to understand the similarities and differences of these Roman worlds.

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