Now available via YouTube is a never-before-seen virtual tour of Ancient Olympia by Dr. John Camp, Director of the Athenian Agora Excavations at the American School of Classical Studies in Athens, Greece.
The video was filmed as part of the Assassin’s Creed Odyssey virtual tour series for the school’s virtual gala in May 2021. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is a video game developed by Ubisoft that features a virtual ancient Greek world created in part using American School research.
George Orfanakos, executive director at the American School, said that the virtual tour serves as a testament to improvements in technology and the importance of the school’s research.
”The wonderful thing about advancements in technology is that we don’t just have to tell people to read about ancient Greece; now we can actually take you there!” Orfanakos told The Pappas Post. “The amazing work done by Ubisoft, that was based in part by research done at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, shows why our work matters.”
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is the 11th major installment, and 21st overall, in the Assassin’s Creed series. Set in the years 431–422 BC, the game’s plot tells a mythological history of the Peloponnesian War between Athens and Sparta. Players control a male or female mercenary who fights on both sides of the conflict as they attempt to find their family.
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