Ancient Rome goes online with Google Earth

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Ancient Rome goes online with Google Earth
http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5iTaV7Lu7CnTQBzTcpKnkVWMxIMbQD94DLDV80

By ARIEL DAVID – 3 days ago
ROME (AP) — Obviously, there were no satellites to snap pictures of Rome two millennia ago. But that hasn't stopped experts from giving Web surfers a bird's eye view of the ancient city.

Google Earth has added to its software a 3-D simulation that painstakingly reconstructs nearly 7,000 buildings of ancient Rome, including the Colosseum, the Forum and the Circus Maximus, officials said Wednesday.

The program, which gives users access to maps and global satellite imagery, now hosts a new layer that allows surfers to see how Rome might have looked in A.D. 320, a bustling city of about 1 million people under Emperor Constantine.
 

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Thanks for posting. This is potentially a wonderful tool for teaching early civ.
 
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