Ancient Rome — now on Google Earth

Here’s a cool new way to learn about ancient Rome: Google has teamed up with the Rome Reborn Project to offer a virtual fly-through of ancient Rome.

The focus is architectural. You’ll see 6,700 3D models of Roman buildings in the time of Emperor Constantine, but they are all eerily empty — no people, no animals, no noise, no garbage, no graffiti… Maybe we’ll get all that in version 2.0.

Here’s a sample fly-through from Youtube:

(Hat tip to Varnam.)

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