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Eternal Egypt
March 3, 2004 8:29 PM   Subscribe

A result of three years of cooperation between I.B.M. and Egypt's government and major museums, the country's considerable museum collections were digitized and loaded onto www.eternalegypt.org - Thousands more artifacts are to be added over time. I.B.M. expects the concept and the scanning and database technologies developed for the project to be applied at other museums and cultural collections worldwide.
posted by stbalbach (6 comments total)

 
Wow. This thing is huge.
posted by gwint at 8:52 PM on March 3, 2004


. . . and incredibly well put together. Thanks, stbalbach. Posts like this are what it's all about.
posted by velacroix at 9:58 PM on March 3, 2004


The about page has a wealth of technical info on how the site was made and some interesting information about a portable handheld PDA device visitors to the museum use. This is really more than a website, it is a model how to combine mobile devices, real-world items, custom data tracking and websites into an application. Not sure what you call this.
posted by stbalbach at 10:48 PM on March 3, 2004


very nice. and the layout seems almost deliberately reminiscent of those interactive cd-roms from the mid-nineties, when the format was new and exciting. quietly thrilling, and very media-rich.
posted by donkeyschlong at 10:49 PM on March 3, 2004


cool! thanks stbalbach
posted by amberglow at 9:25 AM on March 4, 2004


This is amazing!
posted by josh at 5:10 PM on March 4, 2004


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