Ancient Rome recreated in virtual reality (video)

Ancient Rome recreated in virtual reality (video)

To see how the city looked like in 320 ad, is now possible with VR-glasses.


Italian developers have reconstructed Ancient Rome in virtual reality.

Now, using VR glasses, or just computer anyone can arrange a tour around the city the 4th century ad, which recreates about 7 thousand buildings and monuments.

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“For the first time this idea, I was born in 1974. I was determined to find a way to bring these wonderful monuments of the world, but the necessary technology was not there,” said AFP project Director, digital archaeologist Bernard Frisher.

In the embodiment of a large-scale project took 22 years. As soon as the developers have found a solution, there were some new technical possibilities, and they began all over again. The project had to be redone 3 times. For the development spent $ 3 million.

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Users can see Rome from a height or to stop and explore two sites — the Roman forum and the Basilica of Maxentius and Constantine, recreated with the help of archaeologists.

“We chose the 320 because we have the most information during this period, and we can be as accurate as possible. And then the capital of the Empire moved to Constantinople,” — said the 69-year-old Fresher.

In the next two to three years into the reconstruction adds the Colosseum and Pantheon.

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