Augmented reality project brings Olympics birthplace to life


A museum technician uses an app at the Olympic Museum in Athens, Greece. The installation is part of a digital restoration project by Microsoft and the Greek Ministry of Culture and Sport at Ancient Olympia, birthplace of the Olympic Games. — Photos: AP

OLYMPIA, Greece: What would it be like to walk around the ancient religious sanctuary of Olympia when the Olympic Games were held?

An unusual partnership between Microsoft and Greece’s Ministry of Culture and Sport is offering visitors the answer, launching an immersive tour Wednesday at one of the world’s major archaeological sites.

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