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Swipe the Citadel

 

Interactive game embedded on an ipad that includes augmented reality, animation and film throughout the citadel for the whole family.

Discover the history of Jerusalem whilst going on an adventure around the citadel. Using the “iresearcher”, kids help an archaeologist find his daughter who got lost in the citadel. Passing through different historical periods and completing missions, challenges and finding clues, families can explore the magnificently restored citadel, from the tops of towers and turrets through hidden alleyways of ancient stone and in the end reunite father and daughter.

“Swipe the Citadel” is an exciting and impressive example of “edutainment” where education and entertainment are brought together in new media. This kind of interactive content-based site-specific game is the first of its kind in Israel.

Price: 25 NIS per ipad (Must leave valid ID or Passport as a deposit)
Language: Hebrew (English coming soon)
Duration: 2 h.
Suitable for children: 7-12 years
* Limited number of devices


Content Management: Education Department, Tower of David Museum | Project Management: Digital Department, Tower of David Museum
Production: The Gamerz.BIZ | Partnership funding: Society for Preservation of Israel Heritage Sites

Best-AdverGames-2013

 

 

GameIS award – The Digital Games Industry Association in Israel
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Herod’s palace in 3D

 

Walk into the newly opened moat and see the impressive excavations that show life in Jerusalem from over 2,500 years ago. In between the citadel moat’s walls there is an ancient quarry site dating back to the time of the First Temple. Perhaps it was from here that the very stones that built the temple were hewn out of the bedrock. Next to the quarry is a stone mikveh from Second Temple period and across the other side leading towards the Kishle building are the magnificent stone stairs that lead down into what was a pool and part of the spectacular compound of Herod’s palace.

Ancient scriptures together with descriptions by Josephus Flavius have helped us to recreate Herod’s Palace and now as you look on the original stone steps from over 2,000 years ago, 3D imaging will help you imagine how it would have been to step down into the pools on a screen adjacent to the steps.

The screen technology is new in Israel allowing 3D film imagery to be screened outdoors in daylight.

Included in entrance price
Duration: 2 m.


Production: Dagan

360ᵒ Audio-Virtual Tour

We are currently working on the English virtual tour. In the meantime you can check out the Hebrew virtual tour.

Take an armchair tour of the Citadel and the courtyard, the ramparts and turrets. Visit the permanent exhibition accompanied by an audio tour.

Lean back and enjoy a journey of 4,000 years of Jerusalem’s history here >

* For best viewing – we recommend full screen and speakers.


 

The tour won third place in the category of Special Web Art in the International Competition of AVICOM held in Budapest, Hungary in November 2015.
Third place in the category of Special Web Art

 

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Google Street View

Join Google in a journey around the Citadel and the Museum galleries. Google’s ambitious global  project includes the Tower of David. Using a special tricycle the Google projectionists filmed the museum so that everyone, even if they live on the other side of the world, can see the Tower of David as if they were actually here!

Google Street View