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British Museum App

The British Museum is one of the premier museums of the world. With one of the finest collections spanning two million years of human existence and everything ranging from Ancient Egyptian and Far-Eastern civilizations to Meso-American cultures, the British museum has a fascinatingly dizzying variety of objects showcased. A Visitor guide app is a handy […]

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Louvre Museum App featured on App-Liv

Our excellent Vusiem App guide for the Louvre has been featured on App-Liv, one of the finest discovery programs for Android Apps. Read their review here . The App critics @ App-liv have done a great job of reviewing and providing their inputs on the app. Here goes an except from their review: “Are you a traveler […]

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Ancient Olympics – Most celebrated Olympian of All-time

When the American swimmer, Michael Phelps, won the 200m Butterfly Gold in the Rio Olympics, he levelled one of the longest-standing records of all-time. The 2168-year old record for the most individual successes in Olympics. It was set by the famous athlete Leonidas of Rhodes in original Olympic games of 152 BC. Leonidas won his […]

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Olympics – The original 8th century BC version!

The XXXI Olympics has begun at Rio in Brazil. As always, it promises to be a spectacle of, well, Olympian proportions! This Olympics has 42 sport disciplines (306 events) and is spread over 19 days of intense and thrilling competition amidst the sandy beaches and spectacular surroundings of Rio. The original Olympics dates back to […]

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Vusiem Guides featured on Appliv

Our British Museums and Louvre Museum App guides have been featured on AppLiv one of the premium App discovery sites on the web!  

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Vanity of Kings – The story behind the colossal Rameses II statue in British Museum

If you have been to the British Museum, you are very unlikely to have missed the colossal, handsome statue of Rameses II benignly looking down at the visitor. The calm visage of the statue forebodes the patience of a man who has witnessed a few millennia and the serene knowledge that he will outlast us all […]

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Visiting Louvre and other Paris Museums? Some tips!

Paris could be called the Art capital of the world. Nestled right amidst all the attractions of Paris, are world-famous museums like the Louvre, Musee d’Orsay, L’Orangerie, Musee Rodin to name a few. If you are a visitor to Paris, an array of choices bewilder the tourist pressed for time. Unlike London, the entry to the […]

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Unearthing the sunken cities of Herakleion

Alexandria on the Nile delta was a prominent centre of the Greco-roman civilization. Unlike the ancient Egyptian excavations at Luxor, cairo etc very little has been found of this syncretic culture that blossomed near Alexandria. Despite appearing in the works of Homer, Herodotus and others, the cities of Heraklion, Canopus and other such cities had disappeared […]

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3D video reconstruction of the Egyptian Amarna Period

Looking back, the so-called Amarna period was an amazing period of Egyptian history. A period during the latter half of the eighteenth dynasty (1543-1292 BC), it was characterized by phenomenal advancements in religion, sculpture, architecture, language and art. It all started with the pharaoh and his queen shifting their royal residence to Akhenaten (‘Horizon of […]

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