The Virtual World Project presents interactive virtual tours of archaeological sites in Israel, Palestine, and Jordan. The project is designed to aid in the teaching and study of antiquity.

The virtual tours are constructed from a series of 360-degree panoramic and spherical images that are linked together to cover an entire site. Simply drag the cursor across the image to rotate the view.

Choose a site to tour from the menus above.

The Virtual World Project has a threefold purpose:

  1. Technological: Create interactive virtual tours of the ancient world (Israel, Palestine, and Jordan) using the best available computer technologies;
  2. Pedagogical: Provide a resource for scholars and teachers across a variety of disciplines related to the ancient world;
  3. Conservational: Provide a visual database of the material remains of the ancient world as they presently exist.

Users of this project will benefit from a rudimentary understanding of archaeology. The linked pages on the right provide a discussion of the task and methods of archaeology, a glossary of archaeological and architectural terms that are used in the project, and a general bibliography for further research in the archaeology of Israel and Jordon. A specific bibliography for each site is provide in the site’s tour. Task and Methods of Archaeology

Glossary of Terms

General Bibliography

Funding provided by:

Directors of the Project:

Creighton University
Kripke Center for the Study of Religion & Society
Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Religion

Photos for the galleries provided by Steven Schwartz, Adam Ritton, Kelsey Ryan-Simkins, and Alexandra Roddy

Ronald A. Simkins
Professor of Hebrew Bible and Near Eastern Studies
Creighton University

Nicolae Roddy
Professor of Hebrew Bible
Creighton University