Google Earth and Ancient Rome

November 14, 2008

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:

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Alex Seifert
Alex is a developer, a drummer and an amateur historian. He enjoys being on the stage in front of a large crowd, but also sitting in a room alone, programming something or writing about history.

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  1. November 17, 2008 4:47 am  link

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

  2. November 18, 2008 1:28 pm  link

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

  3. November 28, 2008 10:32 am  link

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

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