EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES - 28.11.2021

myEleusis.PS - An interactive digital experience in ancient Eleusis

The myEleusis.PS digital experience, developed by the Narralive team of the “Athena” Research Center, takes place in ancient Eleusis in 160 CE. The story begins on the night of the arrival of the Sacred Procession from Athens, when the “phaidyntes” (…

GENERAL - 25.11.21

The first fruits

Famine was a constant threat hanging over the leads of ancient agricultural communities. Lousy weather, war and plunder, or a severe pandemic could destroy the crops and condemn the citizens of a town or region to hunger and deprivation. The story of…

WEBSITE - 23.11.2021

Cultural heritage on the web

In recent decades, new technologies have been more and more applied in every aspect of our daily lives. The sciences - the hard ones as well as the humanities - have not remained unaffected. 

The field of cultural heritage includes tangible and intan…

AUGMENTED REALITY - 21.11.21

myEleusis.AR - A glimpse into the past

The term Augmented Reality refers to the enrichment of the real (physical) world with synthetic/virtual information (texts, multimedia, 3D objects etc), which is digitally produced. To put it simply, the user can receive additional information on the…

GENERAL - 18.11.21

The Great Light

Entering the Telesterion was a stunning moment for the initiates. After all these weeks of preparation, it was finally time to become acquainted with the most profound secrets of Demeter’s rituals. Unfortunately, we know very little about what happen…

GAMIFICATION - 16.11.21

myEleusis.GA – Hunting Knowledge

myEleusis.GA is a playful navigation application at the archaeological site of Eleusis developed by Communications & Information Technologies Experts SA. (CITE). It is an alternative to the well-known treasure hunt game, in a mobile device based …

GENERAL - 11.11.21

The mirthless rock (agelastos petra)

The quest of Demeter for her daughter lasted for days. It was exhausting and pointless. Nobody seemed to know what had happened to Persephone. Finally, after nine days of a fruitless search, the goddess came to Eleusis and sat down to rest. But there…

INTERACTIVE MAP - 09.11.21

Interactive maps in the service of archaeological and cultural heritage sites

myEleusis.MAP is an application that is implemented within the myEleusis project, seeking to transfer the passer-by or the visitors of the area to the atmosphere of the Eleusinian Mysteries era. Following the route along the Sacred Way (Iera Odos) fr…

VIRTUAL MUSEUM - 7.11.21

myEleusis.VM - Virtual Reality Technology in museums

Virtual Reality (VR) is a simulated experience, created via computers and technological means, in which users may immerse themselves and perform actions that were previously impossible. Virtual Reality technologies are applied in several fields, offe…

GENERAL - 04.11.21

Demeter’s new neighbour

The Mithraeum to the south of the Sacred House commemorates a period of religious crisis throughout the Roman Empire. Since the establishment of the sanctuary, Demeter and Persephone were the sole recipients of the adoration of the faithful who came …

DIGITAL REPOSITORY - 31.10.21

The myEleusis.Repo digital repository

What is a digital repository and what is it used for in a digital archeology project such as myEleusis, which is being developed for the archeological site of the sanctuary of Demeter in Eleusis?

In order to answer this question, we must emphasize th…

GENERAL - 29.10.21

Kernos: the Mystery vessel

“Its shape is peculiar and its use not at all clear”. Thus did the archaeologist Dimitrios Philios attempt to describe to the readers of the Archaeologiki Ephimeris (Archaeological Gazette) a series of strange clay vessels discovered approximately tw…

GAMIFICATION - 27.10.21

myEleusis.SG - Playing with the Mysteries

The myEleusis research project aims to introduce a wide audience to the Eleusinian Mysteries. A lot of effort goes into reaching people who do not normally visit an archeological site or are not aware of the archaeological wealth of Eleusis and the m…

EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES - 25.10.2021

Story player - a digital storytelling software for myEleusis.PS

The myEleusis.PS digital experience will be available through the Story Player interactive digital storytelling software, developed by the “Athena” Research Center Narralive team. 

An “Interactive” narrative enables the audience to affect the develop…

GENERAL - 14.10.21

The chariot of Triptolemus

Sound-minded Triptolemus is among the most prominent protagonists of the myths associated with the Eleusinian Mysteries. He is also one of the most elusive. His genealogy is ambiguous, with various ancient writers describing him as the son of Celeus …

GENERAL - 30.09.21

The fall gathering of myEleusis

As we waited anxiously for the fall to finally arrive and bring some relief from the brutal summer we experienced, the team of myEleusis gathered at the MENTOR offices in Eleusis for the project’s first annual review. myEleusis began in December 2019…