Easter season is season when the whole street of Jerusalem is full with many people ready for the celebration of Passover and Easter.
However, the history might not repeat itself as world is experiencing a total lock down due to the outbreak of Coronavirus pandemic.
But technology has made a lot of things easier causing more good than COVID-19 harm by allowing people to be in Jerusalem from the comfort of their homes.
Virtual reality will be used by Tower of David Museum for pilgrims to visit the western wall during Passover, the Church of Holy Sepulcher during Easter and at the Dome of the Rock.
A 360-degree virtual reality has been created by the museum Innovation Lab for anyone to have access via internet where visitors can see through Jerusalem as it was 2000 years ago with virtual reality tours.
“The Tower of David Museum’s Innovation Lab has worked with companies such as Blimey and Lithodomos and is supported by the Jerusalem Development Authority. The tours and experiences encapsulate the essence of the innovative vision at the Tower of David Museum – to create a modern, dynamic, unique language for the rich story of Jerusalem.
VR can enable emotions felt as close to possible as when one is physically present. We hope that for those looking for hope in these uneasy times … and for those that might turn to prayer and to Jerusalem – might find a little bit of hope when becoming immersed in the holy city of Jerusalem,” says Eilat Lieber, Director of the Tower of David Museum.
He hopes the virtual reality tour will help and encourage people in this pandemic season. “These are challenging times for us all,” she continued. “Millions of prayers and dreams of people from all over the world have been caught between the towers, spires, and domes of the city for thousands of years. The city has given hope and inspiration for centuries.”
The free virtual reality tour starts on 9th of April until 24, allowing people to see Passover through Easter to the first day of Ramadan.