Virtual reality (VR) technology is being used to bring history to life. Archaeologist David Finsterwalder has been experimenting with VR at an excavation in Southern Germany in Ellwangen.

This VR project came about through private experimentation by Finsterwalder, and was completely unplanned. The archaeologist wanted to make use of the scanning and photogrammetry data that had been collected.

He began by creating his own AR Android app that could work with head-mounted display’s like Google Cardboard. before moving on to Oculus rift.