Developing a Virtual Reality Experience of the Hal Saflieni
The various conservation efforts to halt further deterioration have shown
that frequent visits by large groups of people will unbalance the
environment inside the space, and accelerate the erosion of the red ochre
Saint Martin's Institute of Higher Education used its
specialisation in creative computing, to embark on the development of an
immersive experience through a virtual reality model as close to reality as
technology would offer.
The 360° short film presented in this website is shot through the virtual
reality model. No cameras set foot inside the Hal Saflieni Hypogeum. And for
the very first time in thousands of years, archaeologists may envisage what
it was like to walk in through the upper layer in bright sunlight, into the
somber darkness inside.