There is no better way to learn about history than to be fully immersed in the subject matter. To experience the moment an important event took place is worth more than any number of pictures or chapters in a textbook. Unfortunately, there are few people that are lucky enough to travel to historical sites in order to learn first hand about the world’s history. For example, to view the Death Mask of Tutankhamun one must travel to Cairo, Egypt and visit the Egyptian Museum. Eon Reality’s virtual content seek to empower users with historical remote learning capabilities through the AVR platform.
The sheer cost of travel is often too much of a burden for people to visit artifacts like the Death Mask of Tutankhamun. Travel to Cairo is an impossibility to most people, so how would the Egyptian Museum give people around the world a chance to experience the Death Mask?
Exhibits can close temporarily or crowds can prevent you from getting the experience you came for. There is also a chance of being disappointed by traveling to a poorly preserved site; or you may only be granted limited access in order to preserve a delicate exhibit.
Difficult to Preserve
Historical artifacts, especially those from antiquity, are extremely difficult to preserve. Some of these objects, like the feathered objects from King Tut’s tomb, have already been seriously damaged or destroyed.
Created as part of a museum exhibit, King Tut VR lets you experience the Tomb of King Tutankhamun on your mobile phone in Virtual Reality. See the awe inspiring hieroglyphics and Death Mask of Tutankhamun up close from the comfort of your own home. The full 360 degree virtual environment lets you get an personal view of these impressive historical artifacts without having to worry about the curse of the Pharaohs.
EON Reality’s World Heritage Initiative
This endeavor is part of EON Reality’s World Heritage Initiative designed to preserve and showcase the world’s shared cultural heritage through historical remote learning. People across the globe can now experience the rich history of Egypt as it unfolded through a Virtual Reality experience.
Through EON Reality’s technology users are able to virtually experience the tomb of King Tutankhamun, popularly referred to as King Tut. The app leads the viewer into the heart of the tomb where visitors are not allowed. Technology makes it possible to capture 3D images of artifacts and place them in their original setting.
The company received a the two modules as a pilot to test the use of mobile VR in their training classes. The use of mobile phones and tablets as the device of choice means that the pilot can quickly expand to an enterprise wide solution, as no special hardware will be required.