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Virtual & Digital Experiences of Sites & Museums

As more and more sites and museums take up digital technologies, the more that are publishing online resources so that we can explore their sites and collections online. The following is a list of some of the best digital reconstructions of museums and sites around the world. We define the best as those that have good image resolution, are easy to use and provide informative details about what it is you are looking at. As we continue to search virtual tours on the internet, we will be updating this list as and when we find virtual tours that standout and offer an experience that is truly second best to the real thing.

Aerial view on Google Streetview of the archaeological site of Baalbek.

See the Best Sites & Museums on Your Computer or Smartphone

Learn how to use Google Street View to enter many archaeology and history sites and museums around the world, from the Great Wall of China to Machu Picchu in Peru, from Anne Frank’s house in Amsterdam to the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City. One way to see the world from your own home.

Create Your Own Virtual Tour of the Acropolis

We recommend a set of online resources for you to create your own virtual tour. These include Google Street View, a 360° photographs, an audio tour, a 3D interactive app for mobile devices, and a selection of YouTube videos. This collection of digital experience makes for the perfect virtual tour, wherever you are.

A screencap from the Baalbek Reborn app showing the Temple of Jupiter.

Baalbek Reborn

Take a virtual tour of the Roman Temple Complex in Baalbek. Contemporary photographs with research-based 3D reconstructions allow virtual visitors to see the temples as they were in 215 AD. The app, created in partnership between Flyover Zone Productions, the German Archaeological Institute and Lebanon’s Ministry of Culture – Directorate General of Antiquities, can be used on all devices and is free to download and use.