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K-12 Technology

Feb 15, 2016 2016-02-15

Mobile Learning

Excavate Ancient Artifacts

The Museum of London has joined forces with TV channel HISTORY to develop Streetmuseum: Londinium, a free iOS app that directs students to locations from Roman London where they can “excavate” finds, using their fingers to dig and gradually reveal ancient artifacts where they were originally found. (iPhone users can remove dirt by blowing into their microphone.) Key sites, such as the Amphitheatre and Temple of Mithras, are brought to life through augmented reality video (iPhone only), showing scenes of Roman London overlaid onto a modern view. A soundscape to the Roman capital is also included, so students can listen to the hustle and bustle of the forum or the clamor of the Boudican rebellion. In addition, a map of Roman London, compiled and produced by Museum of London Archaeology, has been superimposed onto a modern map of London. Students can use the slider to see how the city has changed over the last 2,000 years.

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