Ancient Olympia will be digitally preserved, in a new agreement between the Greek government and Microsoft.
Collaboration uses artificial intelligence to create a site map. As well as additional facts to help restore the real home of the Olympic Games.
It will allow viewers to explore the landscape as it stood more than 2,000 years ago.
Microsoft intends to compete with Facebook and its metaverse programs.
It has recently announced the Microsoft Teams.
Its integration with the Greek government means. That people can visit the site remotely or in person via augmented-reality mobile app. At the Olympic Museum in Athens they can use HoloLens headsets to cover the digital version of the site.
Microsoft Augmented Virtual reality glasses HoloLens. Uses multiple sensors, Advanced Optics, and holograms, to display information, integrate with the real world or mimic the physical world.
The temples of Zeus and Hera, and the workshop of the famous artist Phidias.
The buildings are as close as possible to their original forms. And include timed historical lines of site changes over time. As well as the display of art objects from each era.
Digital site creation
Through its AI for Cultural Heritage program, Microsoft technology company partnered with Iconem, which focuses on digital digitization of 3D historical sites.
Using low-resolution cameras and drones to capture hundreds. Of thousands of site images, Microsoft AI then processed images to create models.
“The cultural effects of this technology are endless. For the first time, tourists from all over the world can visit the birthplace of a democratic. Ancient Olympia site, and discover history first,” said Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis.
president of Microsoft
Brad Smith, president of Microsoft. said: “The digital Olympia preservation project is an amazing achievement of cultural heritage. Combining humanity and advanced technology for the benefit of the world. And empowering future generations with new ways to explore our past.”
The ancient Olympic Games Latin: Olympia, neuter plural: “the Olympics”) were a series of athletic competitions between the provincial representatives and one of the Panhellenic Games of Ancient Greece. The first traditional Olympic Games of 776 BC. Their last recorded observance was AD 393, under Emperor Theodosius I. Possibly related to the fire that consumed the Olympian temple of Zeus during his reign.
leaves or crowns
Winners’ prizes were olive leaves or crowns. Games have become a political tool used by provinces to vaccinate their rivals. Politicians announced political alliances at games, and during wartime, priests offered sacrifices to the gods to gain victory. The Olympics featured religious festivals. Photographers and poets gathered each olympiad to showcase their artistic works to potential sponsors.
As long as they met the entry requirements, athletes from any Greek city and state were allowed to participate. The games were usually held at Olympia rather than at various venues as is the custom of modern Olympic Games. The winners of the Olympics were honored, and their actions were recorded for generations to come.