A new digital 3D model has recently been released, giving users the opportunity to virtually explore the capital of Ancient Rome, in the 4th century en
The fourth version of Rome Reborn: Flight Over Ancient Rome was released this month by Flyover Zone, a US-based educational company that offers virtual tours of ancient historical sites.
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The latest version of the tour features substantial improvements
The latest version features improved graphics and allows users to explore the city “from a drone” as well as from a ground-level perspective, offering detailed descriptions of 43 monuments and buildings, including the Colosseum, the Pantheon, the Baths of Caracalla and the Roman Forum.
The Reborn Rome Tour 4.0 shows the ancient capital as it was in 320 CE, a crucial period after the height of the Western Roman Empire, the Pax Romana.
It was, at the time, the most populous city in Europe, home to around one million people living and working in around 7,000 buildings on an area of 13.6 square kilometers.
Remarkably, about 99% of the ancient city is gone, leaving only a few ruins behind.
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How you see Ancient Rome, in 2023
The map is based on a digital scan of a physical model kept at the Museum of Roman Civilization in Rome. To ensure the accuracy of the map, the team engaged a group of archaeologists, historians, architectural experts and engineers.
To access the tour, you’ll need to register on the company’s streaming platform, Yorescape. In the context of this launch, the company offers a week of free access, and the miracle can be seen if you click here.
“Yorescape Rome Reborn 4.0 is the result of over 27 years of international collaborative work in using digital tools to research cultural history and bring it to life.
By making the model of Rome available through the virtual tour called Flyover Ancient Rome, we hope to make it easy and enjoyable for people to learn about the ancient world and its cultural heritage,” said Bernard Frischer, archaeologist and founder of Flyover Zone, in a press statement.
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