Programme: INTERREG III B ARCHIMED 2000-2006
Title: Mediterranean Harbors – Ships And The Sea: The Invisible Routes
Acronym: Mediterranean Harbors
Start - End: September - Dicemberr 2008
Field of Intervention: Promoting cultural tourism through ICT
Location: Greece - Italy - Cyprus
Lead Partner: Foundation Of The Hellenic World – Athens
Partners: Thalassa Agia Napa Municipal Museum, University Of Cyprus – Department Of Computer Science, Euro-Mediterranean Cultural Heritage Agency
The main activities of the project can be summarized as the preparation of up to date archaeological and historical documentation regarding the city of Miletus, the ships and all other targeted objects, the visualization of the historical and archaeological data, the adaptation/configuration of the exhibition sites, the design and implementation of educational programs based on the developed scenarios as well as on the distinct needs and characteristics of the different local communities and, finally, activities for the promotion of the project and the dissemination of its results.
Direct beneficiaries include the consortium member organizations which by implementing the current project fulfil a part of their statutory goals, as well as the related cities and municipalities. The list extends to also include municipality of Athens, the prefectures of Piraeus and Athens, the municipality of Agia Napa, the municipality of Lecce and the prefecture of Puglia which acquire modern and stimulating poles of cultural tourism attraction, as well as the municipalities of Ephesus, Kusadasi and Syracuse whose cultural assets are revived and digitally conserved and promoted. Indirect beneficiaries include researchers of naval history, archaeologists, graduate and undergraduate students of history and archaeology, secondary education establishments and their students as well as the general public, as they all acquire access to an intuitive and stimulating reconstruction and representation of ancient Mediterranean naval history.