June 14, 2007
Armchair archeologists can explore Qumran virtually
(Page 2 - Previous Page)Included was a virtual reality model of the Temple Mount under Islamic rule in the eighth century C.E., which will go on display at the Davidson Center in Jerusalem within a few months. There it will complement an earlier model of the Temple Mount just before its destruction in 70 C.E., which has been shown for the last six months.
Another project, "Hypercity Berlin," models the evolution of the German capital over the 800 years since its founding. Its creator is Todd Presner, assistant professor of Germanic languages, who is affiliated with the UCLA Center for Jewish Studies.
Presner said he hopes to expand the model to include the history of Berlin's Jewish community over the centuries, to "give people a chance to experience the richness of Jewish life in Berlin."
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