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Elementary, Secondary and Informal Education
Emblem Sub Level Logo Virtual Visit to the Site of Ancient Olympia
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In preparation for the 2004 Olympic Games hosted by Greece, the FHW, a cultural heritage institution based in Athens, is developing an accurate 3D reconstruction of the site of Olympia as it used to be in antiquity. If access to a high-performance network were available, the FHW’s museum could serve as a center of excellence, delivering educational and heritage content to a number of sites worldwide.

GRNET, the Greek Research and Technology Network, with its next-generation network, GRNET2, provides 1Gbps access to major universities and research institutions and a core network currently at 2.5Gbps delivering advanced services. The network is based on Gigabit routers interconnected through DWDM leased lambdas.

Acknowledgment: General Secretariat for Research and Technology, Ministry of Development, Greece; Project GRNET2, Operational Programme for the Information Society, 3rd Community Support Framework; and, IST Project Géant, the pan-European Gigabit research network, co-funded by the European Commission as part of Framework V Programme. Special thanks to EVL / UIC for providing the FHW with a TeraVision streaming video system for iGrid.

Fotis Karayannis
Greek Research & Technology Network / GRNET S.A., Greece

Maria Roussou
Foundation of the Hellenic World (FHW), “Hellenic Cosmos” Cultural Centre, Greece

Maria Roussou, FHW, Greece
Kostas Margaritis, University of Macedonia, Greece
Fotis Karayannis, Greek Research & Technology Network, Greece
Andrew Johnson, Jason Leigh, Electronic Visualization Laboratory (EVL), University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), USA