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Google Earth and Ancient Rome

I know this has absolutely nothing to do with American history whatsoever, but I found it quite fascinating, so I thought I would share it here. Google Earth has announced a new layer in which you can tour a completely 3-dimensional version of Ancient Rome as it was in AD 320. The models for the buildings and everything were done in conjunction with Rome Reborn Project sponsored by the University of Virginia to create the most historically accurate simulation possible.

Watch the YouTube video compiled by Google for a preview and more of an explanation:

You can download Google Earth and see some more information about the project here: http://earth.google.com/rome

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3 Comments

  1. selcom60
    Posted November 17, 2008 at 4:47 am | Permalink

    Okay, this post will probably get me to download Google Earth and check out for info on this project.

  2. Alex Seifert
    Posted November 18, 2008 at 1:28 pm | Permalink

    It’s definitely worth a look. It’s really interesting!

  3. Pam Walter
    Posted November 28, 2008 at 10:32 am | Permalink

    That is fabulous! What a great learning tool. I hope Athens and ancient Greece will be next.

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