Jan 29, 2017

Australian archaeological startup raises $679,000 to rebuild ancient sites in VR

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Archaeology isn’t an easy job, but it becomes easier in virtual reality, if you can walk around ancient buildings as if they were still there.

Lithodomos VR, an Australian virtual reality archaeological startup, knows this and has raised $900,000 in Australian dollars ($679,000 in U.S. dollars) in a seed funding round.

Melbourne-based Lithodomos VR creates what it calls breathtaking, archaeologically accurate reconstructions of the ancient world in VR for use in the tourism, education and entertainment industries. It has contracts for content in Spain, museum installations, a video in the Berlin Film Festival (VR category), an app in Jerusalem, and that is just a start.

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