Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The Virtual Museum of Iraq

How would you like to visit ancient Babylon? Okay, so you're not overly excited about traveling to Iraq. But what if you could take a virtual tour there...to see the city as it would have looked in the days of Nebuchadnezzar and Daniel?

Sound interesting?

If so, then visit The Virtual Museum of Iraq, a website set up by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This creative site allows you to take a virtual tour of a museum devoted to the history of Iraq.

I suggest you begin by choosing the Babylonian Hall. Once inside that hall, click on name "Babylon" inside the Ishtar Gate. Then select "Video" to take a tour of ancient Babylon as it would have looked at the time of Nebuchadnezzar. After completing your tour of Babylon, browse through some of the other halls in the museum. It will be time well spent!

This is a wonderful example of how a website can enhance our understanding of the past. If you know of other similar projects, send the link to me. I'll post it for others!

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