Friday, June 15, 2007

[TIPS] Ancient Rome comes alive

MANY thanks to John B for sharing this one on another mailing list.

http://tinyurl.com/yp89mh - This article tells about a $2 million computer simulation of Ancient Rome that is 10 years in the making. Here is a quick snippet from the article.

“Visitors to virtual Rome will be able to do even more than ancient Romans did: They can crawl through the bowels of the Colosseum, filled with lion cages and primitive elevators, and fly up for a detailed look at bas-reliefs and inscriptions atop triumphal arches.”

Check out the simulation here: http://www.romereborn.virginia.edu/ Click the Gallery link on the left for stills, videos, and even audio clips – and more.

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