Topic: history & archaeology

Hyperborea presents “Territori”: the Italian web portal of cadastres and historical cartography

During 2011 Hyperborea managed an high level project focused on the concept, planning and online publication of Territori, the Italian web portal of cadastres and historical cartography. In particular Hyperborea made tasks like the graphical project, the informative architecture and the technological structure of Territori. Continue reading


The Bridgeman Art Library’s New Footage Collection

The Bridgeman Art Library has created the internet’s largest database of online cultural footage ready available to professionals. The database includes videos with audio from social and ancient history, as well as over 500,000 stills and artist profiles which can all be accessed and downloaded at the click of a button. Continue reading


IPhone will bring you to discover Florence during Dante Alighieri’s era.

There are many ways to visit a city, and Florence, owing to its artistic richness, can be visited in many alternative tours. Concurrent to the performances of Roberto Benigni in Florence (Piazza Santa Croce), “TuttoDante”, 12 events during which the … Continue reading


Etruscans in Europe, a travelling multimedia exhibition

The all-multimedia exhibition uses the anaglyph technology (bi-color glasses) to let visitors have a 3D experience of the main Etruscan archeological sites, accurately reconstructed after the original sites. Continue reading


A Scientific Portal for French Virtual Archaeology

From Prehistory to the Middle Ages, history and the lives of men in times past are presented by the most accomplished of specialists, in a presentation accessible to everyone. The collection is edited by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication and it is going to be enriched regularly. Continue reading


Re-discovering Vrouw Maria: virtual reality simulation

The Vrouw Maria was a 18th century Dutch vessel, headed for Saint-Petersburg, that sank in Finnish waters. The shipwreck had been studied in many national and international projects: now, an interactive, virtual reality simulation has been created for an exhibition at the Maritime Museum of Finland. Continue reading


KU Leuven: ancient tradition and modern technologies

Founded in 1425, KU Leuven bears the double honor of being the oldest existing Catholic university in the world and the oldest university in the Low Countries. KU Leuven combines a rich tradition with top research & technology. There are more than 38.000 students, about 2000 academic staff and more than 4000 junior researchers. Continue reading


The Carl Simon Photo Archive – Discovered After 60 Years

The Carl Simon Archive was a sleeping treasure of photos for 60 years. In 2011 finally the sensational life work of Carl Simon was rediscovered in an old storage room in Unterbilk, part of the city of Düsseldorf, Germany. Now it belongs to United-Archives. Continue reading


Vatican and Oxford University share ancient texts online

The Oxford University and Vatican libraries are to jointly digitise 1.5m pages of ancient texts and make them available free online. The libraries said the digitised collections will centre on three subject areas: Greek manuscripts, 15th-century printed books and Hebrew manuscripts and early printed books. Continue reading


Digitisation centre for Lithuanian Museums

Lithuanian museums caught the digitisation train rather late comparing with the rest of Europe. Therefore now they try hard to come up with it and present Europe’s audience with digital images of their collections. The coordinator of museums digitisation activities is the Lithuanian Museums’ Centre for Information, Digitisation and LIMIS (LM CID LIMIS) established as a separate department at the Lithuanian Art Museum in 2009. Continue reading