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This New Exhibit At Sackler Gallery Lets You Travel Through Ancient Lost Cities • Age Old Cities

Mª del Rosario Castro Díaz Mª del Rosario Castro Díaz

Age Old Cities at Sackler Gallery

Washingtonians will now be able to discover Aleppo, Mosul and Palmyra in all their glory thanks to Age Old Cities’ immersive experience.

A new exhibit has arrived at the Sackler Gallery and it involves a whole lot of traveling. And I don’t mean the airport kind. At Age Old Cities you’ll travel through Aleppo, Mosul and Palmyra without even leaving the room thanks to the magic of virtual reality.  So go ahead and discover Aleppo, Mosul and Palmyra in all their former glory.

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While Aleppo, Mosul and Palmyra have been severely damaged by war, they hold some of the greatest treasures in human history. Tread the streets and wander through Aleppo, Mosul or Palmyra and experience them first hand without leaving the room. Thanks to Age Old Cities’ giant projections and digital reconstructions–some of these are more than 11 ft. tall!– you’ll be able to visit iconic monuments and ancient structures that are currently rubble.

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Created by the Arab World Institute, Paris in collaboration with UNESCO, Age Old Cities comes as an effort to preserve these ancient treasures for future generations, highlighting the importance of safe-keeping our cultural heritage.

You can view Age Old Cities at the Sackler Gallery until Oct 25, 2020.

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Practical information

Jan 25 - Oct 25, 2020
Free