The Persian Empire, despite its profound influence, is often overlooked in Western reviews of ancient history. This oversight inspired the Getty Villa to mount a sweeping exhibition of the ancient superpower, Persia: Ancient Iran and the Classical World. To reach an even wider global audience, we created a complementary immersive WebGL experience to transport visitors to a historically-accurate recreation of the capital of Persia, Persepolis. By exploring palaces and plazas, visitors learned about the rich heritage of ancient Iran by seeing artifacts from the exhibition in context. Persepolis Reimagined both informs and inspires, reviving the past for a modern audience.
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