Armob - Mobile app to experience of ancient reality

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Visualising how today’s archeological sites and antique remains looked in ancient times using a smartphone application.

Project summary: 

In order to visualize how today’s archeological sites and antique remains looked like during Roman and Celtic times, a new smartphone application will offer visitors an new type of experience to connect with the past. More than 105 archeological sites - predominantly in Rhineland-Palatinate but also in Luxembourg - are to be registered in the app by 2019. Thanks to the Augmented Reality technique, the visually reconstructed sites are integrated into the actual landscape and surroundings. The ARmob cooperation project involves six Rhineland-Palatinate LAGs and three Luxembourg LAGs and is carried out with the technical support of the Department of Archaeology from the University of Trier.

Project results: 

The application creates immersive Augmented Reality experiences of the ancient world and provides a contemporary touch to the discovery of archaeological sites.

This enormous cooperation project is pooling knowledge from 90 municipalities and numerous local tourism operators from 9 LEADER areas, around the scientific expertise of the University of Trier.

The economic model is relatively simple and seems to have reached sufficient a critical mass in order to become a major innovative tool for the promotion of cultural heritage, with more than a hundred archaeological sites to be visualised with the AR technique, in 3D.