Archaeological cultural heritage is increasingly becoming an important factor in economic and cultural development, even in rural regions. Apart from exhibited objects in the local museums, its extensive meaning and dimension is only rarely accessible to the general public. By using modern information and communication techniques hidden archaeological heritages like submerged roman ports or underground mines could be experienced more easily.
As part of the "VirtualArch" project, which is supported by Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE, 10 partners from Germany, Italy, Austria, Poland, the Czech Republic, Croatia, Slovenia and Slovakia develop the virtual possibilities at selected types of monuments. During the project period from July 2017 to June 2020, the Archaeological Heritage Office of Saxony with its Europe-wide extraordinary medieval mining finds in Dippoldiswalde will act as lead partner.