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A 3D film on Qutub Minar to ' educate' visitors.

A FEW months from now, visitors to the Qutub Minar will enjoy the monument through a 3D film before beginning the actual tour of the site.

The film will be screened at the tourist interpretation centre of the 12th century monument. The 15- minute movie, which is to be commissioned by the Archaeological Survey of India ( ASI), is the first of its kind for any monument in the country.

The movie will educate visitors on the history of the structures located inside the complex. This will help them gain a better understanding of the monument when they actually visit it.

Till now, this ' education' was imparted using brochures and audio- guides. " The Qutub Minar complex houses a variety of structures and monuments. A 3D film will enhance the visitors' visual experience. That's why we decided to adopt the technology," an ASI official said.

At present, visitors to the ' highest brick tower' are not allowed on the minar. But they are offered a view through a camera mounted at the top of a tower.

According to sources, if the experiment at the Qutub Minar is successful, it would be tried in monuments across the country.

3D films are used in many nations to help archaeologists document and re- construct the monuments.

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Date:Sep 20, 2010
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