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Immerse yourself in 360-degree panoramas of Malta’s heritage with Google’s Expeditions

Over 35 exhibits and more than 800 images for people to view online in Wonders of Malta

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Matthew Vella
15 June 2017, 5:47pm
Visitors can discover 30+ interactive stories in Wonders of Malta
Visitors can discover 30+ interactive stories in Wonders of Malta
Heritage Malta and Google are inviting people to an unprecedented immersive discovery experience of the diversity of Maltese culture.

Opening today, a new online exhibition available on g.co/wondersofmalta will enable web users to discover many Maltese treasures such as the Ġgantija Temples,  the oldest, free-standing monument in the world, or immerse themselves in the Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum, considered one of the world’s most important  prehistoric monuments.

With the help of Street View visitors will be able to virtually walk through the Hypogeum of Ħal-Saflieni, the Grandmaster’s Palace , the Domus Romana, the Hagar Qim Archaeological Park, the Tarxien Temples and the Ġgantija Temples in Gozo and many other locations. 

The partnership also means that the tapestries from the Palace State Rooms and frescoes from the Auberge de Provence Grand Salon can now be viewed in never before seen definition thanks to Gigapixel technology, a powerful photo capturing process which has enabled the highest ever resolution image of this feature.

Thanks to Google Expeditions, children from around the world will discover the beauty of the Megalithic Temples of Malta. Expeditions enable teachers to bring students on virtual trips to places like museums, underwater, and outer space. Expeditions are collections of virtual reality 360° panoramas and 3D images — annotated with details, points of interest, and questions that make them easy to integrate into curriculum already used in schools.

Finally, visitors can discover 30+ interactive stories and 28 cardboard tours about the top Wonders of Malta.

For this exhibition, more than 27 cultural institutions under the remit of Heritage Malta created over 35 exhibits, sharing a total of 600 assets and more than 800 images online in collaboration with Google.

The new online exhibition opens today at g.co/wondersofmalta and is available for free on the web and through the new Google Arts & Culture mobile app on iOS and Android

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Matthew Vella is executive editor at MaltaToday.
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