BLOOMINGTON, Ind., March 31, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) – The famous temple complex of Baalbek, the ancient Heliopolis in Lebanon, is one of the largest Roman religious sites in the world and is part of the World Heritage. Baalbek has a rich history dating back to around 8,000 BC. The six remaining pillars of the Temple of Jupiter are now a landmark of Lebanon. On March 31, Flyover Zone’s “Baalbek Reborn: Temples” app will be launched using the latest technology to reconstruct what ruins looked like today. During a journey through time, the virtual tour brings this heritage to life and shows the Temple of Jupiter Heliopolitan, the Temple of Bacchus, the Temple of Venus and the Temple of the Muses. This extraordinary experience is the result of a collaboration between the Lebanese General Department of Antiquities (DGA), the German Archaeological Institute (DAI) and Flyover Zone, an American company specializing in virtual time travel to cultural heritage sites. Experts from DAI who have been working on the site since 1998 provided the scientific basis for the 3D reconstructions. Using the latest technology, Flyover Zone has managed to create an awesome experience taking users on a trip down memory lane. “What’s fascinating about Baalbek is not only the Roman temples, but also its nearly 10,000-year history,” says Margarete van Ess, director of the Orient Department of the German Archaeological Institute and longtime head of scientific research in Baalbek. “As an archaeologist, the findings and the results of research give me images in my mind of what this special place looked like at that time. It’s fantastic that temples are now taking shape in the app and can be seen by people all over the world! According to van Ess, the depth and relevance of the scientific knowledge conveyed through the app makes Baalbek Reborn: Temples unique. Users can choose to move virtually to the current excavation site or via digital reconstruction of ancient religious sites. The audio track, possibly in Arabic, French, English or German, provides scientifically sound knowledge and explanations. There are 38 stops spread across the temple complexes, presented by DAI researchers. This makes the app just as interesting for laymen as it is for experts. Bernard Frischer, Founder and President of Flyover Zone said: “For Flyover Zone, this project was a dream come true. In addition to the sheer size of the Baalbek Shrine, its cultural significance cannot be overstated. In ancient times, people from distant parts of the empire consulted the oracle of Baalbek, and we even have traces of emperors doing the same. Now we are using what we have learned to bring Baalbek into the classrooms and lounges of students and the general public. We hope that thousands of people around the world will download the virtual tour and use it to whet their appetites for visiting the site when the COVID-19 pandemic passes and international travel becomes possible again. “The Baalbek Reborn: Temples Virtual Tour” is provided free of charge thanks to the generosity of Bassam Alghanim who donated the funds in memory of his parents, Yusuf and Ilham Alghanim. The DAI and Flyover Zone thus help promote a better understanding of the importance of ancient temples, make scientific knowledge more widely accessible and promote Baalbek as an important tourist site. The virtual tour can be downloaded for use on smartphones and tablets (Android, iOS), PCs and laptops (Macintosh, Windows 10) as well as VR headsets (Oculus Go, Oculus Quest, Oculus Rift, Oculus Rift-S, HTC Vive) .MULTIMEDIA: Sneak peek – Baalbek Reborn Temples Trailer Promotional video on Baalbek Reborn SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook: @flyoverzoneInstagram: @ flyover – zoneTwitter: @ flyover – zone # BaalbekReborn and # Baalbek ABOUT THE GERMAN ARCHAEOLOGICAL INSTITUTE: The German Archaeological Institute (DAI) is one of the leading institutes of research in the world in the field of archaeological sciences and ancient studies. Founded in 1829, the German Archaeological Institute is headquartered in Berlin and is a federal agency operating under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Including the head office, the institute has six large facilities in Germany and is active worldwide, with five departments abroad. The DAI conducts archaeological research on more than 300 projects around the world. Among its other tasks are the preservation of cultural property through site management and heritage management as well as the maintenance of cultural identity in host and partner countries. ABOUT FLYOVER ZONE: Flyover Zone is a company owned by its employees based in Bloomington, Indiana (United States). It has staff in seven countries on three continents. The particular strength of the company is the creation of virtual tours that take users on journeys combining time travel and space travel. Since its founding, the company has published virtual tours of Ancient Rome and Hadrian’s Villa, a World Heritage Site located in Tivoli, Italy. Work is underway to release new virtual tours in 2021 – showcasing sites in ancient Athens, Egypt and Mexico Find out more: https://www.flyoverzone.com/* PHOTO link for media : https://www.Send2Press.com /300dpi/21-0331s3p-Baalbek-Reborn-300dpi.jpg NEWS SOURCE: Flyover Zone Information is believed to be accurate but not guaranteed. 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