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Ars Navalis Virtual Shipyard

Ars Navalis Virtual Shipyard is a creative collaboration group, working in online MUVE environments (Second Life, OpenSim) with 3D reconstruction of Mediterranean ancient ships models, on the basis of the original documentation. The availability of physics engines (Havok v. 4) allowed the reproduction of ancient square-sail shipping conditions, as well as the use of realistic 3D reconstructions as visible in the film below on the “Uluburun Ship” Project. The project aims to foster ancient shipping knowledge in the Mediterranean area, and to sharpen users’ curiosity towards ancient travel and business topics, and relationships among Mediterranean cultures.

For more see the Ars Navalis blog and a review of the “Uluburun Sailing Quest” from the official Second Life Sailing Portal.

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