A virtual museum of a prehistoric fort

The prehistoric fort in Chodlik (lubelskie voivodeship) in eastern Poland received its virtual museum after the archaeologists created multimedia platform for the broad audience. The project has been undertaken by the Scientific Society of Polish Archaeologists in co-operation with the Museum Nadwiślańskie in Kazimierz Dolny and the local government of Karczmiska municipality.

Virtual Museum of Chodlik prehistoric fort (by Wirtualne Muzeum Chodlika)

The virtual museum offers a virtual tour through the present shape of the ringfort during which one can learn about the archaeological discoveries made there, see the reconstructions, browse through the artefacts and results of excavations and non-invasive fieldwork and also learn about the cultural heritage of the region.

Beside the fort in Chodlik, the virtual tour offers a chance to see other archaeological fortified sites of the Chodelka  Valley region, including Żmijowiska, Kłodnica and Podgórz. Other archaeological sites include places that the involved archaeologists are studying yet, such as a mound cemetery and an early-medieval rampart hidden in the nearby woods.

The virtual tour utilises archive footage from over 100 years of research of the Chodlik fort site, as well as originating from recent excavations in 1952-1974 and 2001-2002 and also non-invasive documentation from 2013. The tour implements 3D models, artistic reconstructions and visualizations to share the information about various aspects of material and spiritual culture of early-medieval Slavic occupants of the Chodlik site. The museum can be accessed at: http://chodlik.edu.pl/

(after Nauka w Polsce & Wirtualne Muzeum Chodlika)

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