13 November 2008

A virtual "Road to (ancient) Rome"

Image from BBC

Google has constructed a virtual ancient Rome as part of Google Earth, so you can zoom around Caesar's Forum and Trajan's Market, seeing them as Trajan, Caesar, and the millions of Roman citizens and slaves would've seen them. This virtual Rome is based on an in-depth model, the Plastico di Roma Antica, painstakingly built by archaelogists and model-builders.

When the technology of the present is used to detail the past in three dimensions, well, I think we're actually talking about the future.

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