CyArk and Zynga have teamed up to preserve our cultural heritage sites -- the tangible representations of humanity’s shared past. These sites are being destroyed faster than they can be physically preserved. Consider the impact of turmoil in Syria, mining development in Afghanistan and flooding in Venice – heritage destruction comes from both environmental and human causes. Our past tells us who we are and where we have come from. These sites represent our collective human memory, and we risk losing this forever if we neglect to document them.
For the last decade, CyArk has worked to create a digital library of these sites with the most accurate data possible for conservation and education, and make the data available for free for use to anyone with an internet connection. Using the latest imaging and measurement technologies, CyArk brings the story of our collective human memory to new generations on a scale and at a level of detail previously unthinkable.
By participating in Zynga promotions, players support CyArk’s digital preservation projects on Mayan sites in Mexico and Central America, as well as other heritage sites around the world. For only $10 CyArk can serve content to over 4,000 virtual visitors in a single day.
CyArk is a non-profit organization dedicated to the digital preservation of cultural heritage sites through the use of innovative methods to collect, archive, and provide open access to data created by laser scanning, digital modeling, and other state-of-the-art technologies. Contributions go towards additional digital preservation projects, including field work, public outreach via our website, and educational initiatives. All donations are tax deductible. If you'd like to donate to specific project or department, please make a note on your check and we'll earmark the funds.
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