"Legendary Cleopatra": a 3D show organized by the I AM project brings Egyptian Queen back to life

The Queen of the Queens, the Queen of the Nile: these are some of the nicknames given to Cleopatra VII Philopator, known to history simply as Cleopatra.

Surrounded by legends and mysteries, the most famous woman of Antiquity will be "brought back to life" during a 3D video mapping show to be hold on 17th of September 2015 in Alexandria, Egypt.

The show, organized under I AM project by the Bibliotheca Alexandrina in collaboration with the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities, will be projected on the façade of the Qaitbey Citadel from 7:00 pm and be repeated every 25 minutes.

Using the technology of augmented reality, the show will depict the story of the legendary Cleopatra while offering a unique experience to viewers, combining sound and lighting effects with virtual and digital elements.

This is the second 3D video mapping to take place Alexandria after the success of last year’s show, which was projected on the Bibliotheca Alexandrina’s walls and attracted over 2,000 people. The event was posted on the United Nations World Tourism Organization calendar, which provides a comprehensive list of tourism events all over the world.

This event is part of I AM, a project which aims to promote touristic and archaeological sites as well as natural and cultural heritage using the latest multimedia technologies based on augmented reality.

For more information, please contact Ms. Randa Ahmed: randa.ahmed@bibalex.org; +203 4820341. You can also visit the event’s page on Facebook and the website of the I AM project.

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