Virtual Worlds for Art History Teaching

Since most web browsers now block the Unity web player, the old Unity versions of my virtual spaces no longer work for most people. I have therefore removed them from this list. I am working to convert my virtual spaces and objects to WebGL, which should work on all recent browsers. I am doing that as fast as I can, but the process is neither quick nor easy. If there is a particular space or object that you need access to right away, let me know and I will put that one to the top of the list.

These virtual "worlds" are divided into two groups. The first ("Spaces") contains models of the interiors and exteriors of buildings, and of large urban spaces. The second ("Objects") contains models of individual objects. Credits for my virtual spaces projects are listed here.



Virtual Egyptian Temple: an imaginary ancient Egyptian temple modelled roughly on the Temple of Edfu.


Tomb of Nakht: a reasonably accurate model of an actual New Kingdom tomb (the Tomb of Nakht).


Virtual Etruscan Temple: an imaginary Etruscan Temple based on the model reproduced in many textbooks.


Virtual Roman Temple: an imaginary Roman temple based on the "Temple of Hercules" at Cori, but with a gilded cult statue of Jupiter based on a scan of the "Jupiter of Smyrna."


Virtual Roman House: an imaginary Roman atrium house, based loosely on the House of the Faun in Pompeii.


Frescoed room in the Villa of the Mysteries, Pompeii.


Dura Europos Baptistery: a model of the baptistery, with images of surviving fresco fragments (courtesy of Yale University Art Gallery).


Dura Europos Mithraeum.


Italian Medieval Church: an imaginary Italian medieval church, with frescoes based on those of Sant'Angelo in Formis.



The Brescia Casket

Ivory Casket with scenes of Romances (Walters 71.264)

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