Ancient Rome comes back to life in virtual model!

Rome 

ROME (Reuters) – Tourists can now find their bearings by visiting a virtual model of the imperial capital in what is being billed as the world’s biggest computer simulation of an ancient city.…”Rome Reborn” was unveiled on Monday in a first release showing the city at its peak in 320 AD, under the Emperor Constantine when it had grown to a million inhabitants….Rome Reborn is the brainchild of the University of Virginia’s Bernard Frischer (www.romereborn.virginia.edu).…”We can take people under the Colosseum and show them how the elevators worked to bring the animals up from underground chambers for the animal hunts they held,” he said, referring to the great Roman amphitheatre inaugurated by Titus in 80 AD….

By Stephen Brown (Reuters) Mon Jun 11

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070611/wr_nm/italy_rome_virtual_dc

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