Microsoft’s metaverse brings ancient Greece to life with AR


Microsoft, in collaboration with Greece’s Ministry of Culture and Sport, has worked together to get the augmented reality version of Greece’s Olympia.

The project will let the people explore the areas of Olympia using AR, touring the city remotely.

Microsoft has recently teamed up with Greece’s Ministry of Culture and Sport with an objective to re-establish ancient Olympia city in augmented reality (AR). The endeavor will let the people tour the ancient city in its augmented reality version via the dedicated mobile app to get through the site from anywhere remotely.

Around 1,000 years ago, the city of Olympia in ancient Greece was used as a location to conduct the Olympics. The app with augmented reality will showcase the tourists the way the area looked like initially. Microsoft could recreate the virtual version of Olympia with the help of the Ministry of Culture and Sport of Greece.

According to Microsoft’s President Brad Smith, “It’s a milestone that helped us bring technology and culture and history together so we can preserve it.”

The HoloLens headset will also be able to check out the ruins and remains at Athens’ Olympic Museum.

The Prime Minister of Greece Kyriakos Mitsotakis said to the related media, “I’m thrilled that we’re able to present to the world a completely new cultural experience using technology to re-create the ancient world of Olympia.”

The mapping process of Olympia required the number of drones as well as sensors for Microsoft in this project and it took the company 18 months to develop the project. This project could come after the accord between the government of Greece and Microsoft, which includes the construction of three data centers in the area of Athens. The total cost of investment in this project is around $1 billion.

Augmented reality has been existing over the past few years and is presently the highlight of the present times of metaverse.

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