I love seeing stuff like this. axyzimages just released details of an interactive historical walkthrough application they did using Ogre for the ‘Castles of the Dukes of Brittany’ Museum, which is really not that far away from here, wedged as our little stretch of sea is between Normandy and Brittany. They reproduced an impressive 11 districts of the city of Nantes from the 18th century (1757 if you want to get technical), allowing a user to walk through medieval streets, take a stroll along the 18th century waterfront, that sort of thing. All at 60fps at 1900×1200 resolution with some extremely nice architectural and texture work.
I would have loved to have learned about history this way instead of from dusty old books 😀