APR 01] COVENTRY CITY COUNCIL NEWS
Time Team Pays Virtual Homage To Coventry
4's Time Team have taken their interest in Coventry's past one step
further by adding a major section to their website about the current
Phoenix Initiative excavations.
TONY ROBINSON AND MICK
ASTON FROM TIME TEAM
Time Team recently broke new ground in Coventry when the city became
first site to be visited a second time by the TV archaeologists.
has been the importance of the magnificent finds from the site of
the old cathedral the Channel 4 website has invested significant
resources to use the latest web technology to document the
Demidowicz, the City Conservation Officer, said it is another
feather in Coventry's cap:
is great to see the project gain yet another first for the city.
Such was the interest initially shown by the programme makers and
the subsequent positive feedback after the programme was shown, a
new website was commissioned to show people around the world what
is going on here.
not only can people log on and view the usual pictures of the
site, they can also take a 360 degree panoramic view around the
area, zooming in to see specific individual details of the work,
such as the stairwell and floor of the original priory.
addition you can watch video footage of the actual excavation work
taking place and hear interviews with key members of the project
explaining what has been found there since excavation work
really is superb and what astounded me was the actual standard of
the footage, which is excellent. I would encourage anyone with any
interest in the project or the city's history to take a
website address is www.channel4.com/nextstep/timeteam.
Some of the video and panorama files take a significant time to
download - but they are certainly worth the wait.
next completed stage of the Phoenix Initiative will see the official
opening of the Priory Gardens and Cloister in Hill Top by the Holy
Trinity Church on 14 April.