This research demonstrates and enhances the role of Virtual Reality technology “VR” and Augmented Reality “AR” in preserving the spatial and visual identities of heritage sites and adding the experience of engaging and interacting with these sites visually by using complex and accurate technology. The ancient city of Palmyra is the case study. Therefore, a program / application that will be uploaded to mobile devices will be designed and developed similar in principle to travel applications around the world that depend on VR technology such as a “World Virtual Reality Tour” program, but the content and purpose are different. As the work will be done on the heritage site of Palmyra exclusively within the program and re-embodiment of archaeological monuments and buildings that have been damaged to their previous glory. You can learn more about the project from: 

About the Project

Palmyra is an ancient Semitic city in present-day Homs Governorate, Syria. Archaeological finds date back to the Neolithic period, and documents first mention the city in the early second millennium BC. Palmyra changed hands on a number of occasions between different empires before becoming a subject of the Roman Empire in the first century AD.
The project aims to provide a virtual tour of the main pathways of the heritage site in its recent state, 2021, in addition to providing historical background about the key monuments in the site.

Project Team

Project Activities

Online platform 

Outcomes & Outputs


Documentation and video recording

Online platform 


Palmyra, Syria


Yarmouk Private University, Syria

Damascus University, Syria 


The University of Liverpool Fellowship Programme