This paper presents an innovative 3D reconstruction of ancient frescos-paintings through the real-time revival
of their fauna and flora, featuring groups of virtual animated characters with artificial life dramaturgical
behaviors in an immersive, fully mobile Augmented Reality environment. The main goal is to push the limits
of current Augmented Reality (AR) and virtual storytelling technologies and exploring the processes of
mixed narrative design of fictional spaces (e.g. frescos-paintings) where visitors can experience a high degree
of realistic immersion. Based on a captured/real- time video sequence of the real scene in a
video-see-through HMD setup, these scenes are enhanced by the seamless accurate real-time registration
and 3D rendering of realistic complete simulations of virtual flora and fauna (virtual humans and plants)
in a real-time storytelling scenario based environment. Thus the visitor of the ancient site is presented
with an immersive and innovative multi-sensory interactive trip to the past.