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The mining past is waiting for you – a unique historic mine of silver, zinc and lead ores in Tarnowskie Góry

If you want to feel the atmosphere of old mining work, see how the former miners extracted the treasures that nature left them just as a gift, or if you want to sail the underground river on boats, you should necessarily visit a historic mine of silver, zinc and lead ores in Tarnowskie Góry, Poland. The above-mentioned mine, its unique Underground Water Management System and related historic post-industrial facilities have been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The post-mining heritage of Tarnowskie Góry and its surroundings belongs to the Industrial Monuments Route, based on the tangible and intangible industrial heritage of Silesia. Moreover, in January 2010 they became a part of the European Route of Industrial Heritage (ERIH).


Virtual Diving in the Mediterranean Ancient Cultures

Combine 3D reconstruction, serious gaming technologies and intriguing digital storytelling and the result is a new way to access and enjoy underwater archaeological sites, even if you are not a scuba diver. Fabio Bruno, professor of Virtual and Augmented Reality at the University of Calabria in Italy, cofounder and President of 3dresearch, a spin-off company specialized in digital technologies for cultural heritage, explains this innovative approach and its advantages to improve access and learning about ancient cultures.


Forget Google Maps. Digitally enabled experiences are transforming cultural tourism

An Ecomuseum in Greece offers Listen-Touch-Feel tours for visually impaired visitors. Italian and Lebanese villages offer simulated underwater trips to archaeological sites to non-scuba divers. Villages across Europe are sharing local history through virtual visits with inhabitants. Through a mix of creativity and digital technologies, small local communities across Europe are seeking to develop socially inclusive experiences and innovative sustainable tourism models built on their cultural heritage.