February 29, 2016 - Architectural History / Culture / History / Mapping / Video

It’s impossible for anyone to see what Ancient Rome looked like in all of its splendor, since we’ve failed to invent a time machine. But the above video, which shows a 3-D rendering of Rome in 320 AD, is about as close as we can get.

The video was created by Rome Reborn, an academic research project whose central mission is to create a full model of Rome at its greatest heights, working in conjnction with the Khan Academy. The goal is to take historical depictions of the city and create a true-to-life model of every period of Roman development, ranging from 1000 BC to 552 AD. This isn’t just a cool pastime: it’s useful for everyone from historians to filmmakers looking to capture what the city actually looked like…. LINK

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