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The Virtual Museum of Iraq starts with a great dramatic video of a map of Iraq and then the camera steadily zooms in to reveal an actual aerial view of Iraq's lands and cities, then again to reveal the museum building's front doors. It's a neat journey, accompanied by some nice music. The museum is divided up into eight halls, some of which are "Prehistoric", "Babylonian", "Parthian and Sasanian" and "Islamic". Music reminiscent of the time period accompanies each hall. Each hall looks like a photograph, and the objects in the halls can be scrolled over to see what it is, and where it is from. Visitors can then click on "description" to learn more about the object, and click on "explore" to turn the object around in a full circle to see it as if it was right in front of them, in the museum. Some objects even offer an explanatory video about the object, such as the two minute one available for the "Lusterware" plate found in the Islamic Hall.
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Scout Publication
Date of Scout Publication 2010-04-23
Archived Scout Publication URL https://scout.wisc.edu/Reports/ScoutReport/2010/scout-100423#5

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