In a celebration of Egyptian Archaeologists Day, Google Arts and Culture and the American Research Centre in Egypt (ARCE) announced, last Thursday, the online project entitled “Preserving Egypt’s Layered History” to showcase the depth and diversity of Egypt’s cultural heritage.
The project is Google Arts and Culture’s latest effort in supporting and highlighting the culture and heritage of the Middle East. Available in Arabic and English, “Preserving Egypt’s Layered History” tells the history and stories of ARCE’s restoration efforts.
The institution is dedicated to supporting the conservation of Egyptian antiquities and archaeology research at diverse locations around Egypt. Everyone can use their phone to access the Google Arts and Culture app to explore an Augmented Reality model of the 3,500 year old Tomb of Menna, study the Aslam Al-Silahdar Mosque in 3D, or discover the country’s Coptic Monasteries.
Users can go behind the scenes into the preservation efforts at historic locations across Egypt, and learn more about the work of Egyptian archaeologists and female Egyptologists from around the world.
The Google Arts and Culture app puts the treasures, stories and knowledge of over 2000 cultural institutions from over 80 countries at the fingertips of users. This is to make the world’s heritage accessible to anyone, anywhere, by means of modern technology such as high-resolution scanning, machine learning and Augmented Reality.