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Virtual archaeological landscapes of the Danube region (Danube's Archaeological eLandscapes)

Program: Interreg V-B Danube Transnational Programme 2014–2020, http://www.interreg-danube.eu/
Total eligible budget: 2.517.612,44 EUR
Funding: ERDF Co-financing: 2.118.635,56 EUR; IPAI Co-financing: 21.335,00 EUR; Own funds: 377.641,88 EUR
Duration: 01. 07. 2020 - 31. 12. 2022

The project

The rich and culturally diverse archaeological heritage of the Danube region is the only remnant of the millennia of our society’s development and a carrier of important information about our past. Its huge potential for the development of tourism in the region is facing a major challenge, as it is not visible enough to be sustainably managed and used. By “visibility”, not only sheer physical presence of archaeological artefacts or reconstructions of sites is meant, but also the visibility of archaeology for the general public. New technologies enable us not only to visualise archaeological knowledge in completely new ways, but also to transfer it promptly and in attractive ways to the broader public.

Danube's Archaeological eLandscapes project's major goal is to make the archaeological heritage, especially archaeological landscapes of the Danube region, regionally, nationally and internationally more visible and thereby more attractive for its integration into sustainable cultural tourism. The backbone of this task are the major museums of the region, setting their focus also beyond their own premises, i.e. in the most prominent archaeological landscapes of the Danube region. By involving state-of-the-art virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) technologies the museums, which are visited by the mainstream of tourists, will encourage the visitors to experience the heritage in its original landscapes not only in their own country, but also in countries of other partners.

The project not only aims to support one of the largest networks of major institutions with archaeological collections and knowledge, but also focuses on a long-term cross-promotion campaign for archaeological cultural heritage in the region. The partnership will also continue the work of the RegioStars2018 finalist Iron-Age-Danube project by promoting the new Iron Age Danube route and creating new transnational archaeological routes as tools for preservation of this heritage.

Leading partner

Project partners

Associated partners

  • Federal Monuments Agency of Austria (AT)

  • Institute for Antropological Research, Zagreb (HR)
  • Donja Voća Municipality (HR)
  • Center for Prehistoric Research (HR)
  • Public Institute for the Management of Heritage and Tourism Pivka, Park of Military History (SI)
  • Council of village Nemesvámos (HU)
  • Local goverment of Vértesszőlős (HU)
  • Veszprem-Balaton 2023 Plc. (HU)
  • Center for Studies in Cultural Development (RS)
  • University of Graz – Centre for Information Modelling – Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities (AT)
  • Košice Self-governing Region (SK)

Database of Early Iron age sites in the Danube Region

Project Team