Tuesday, June 12, 2007

What A Tease

How can someone write an article like this, and not tell us how to access or purchase this simulation?

ROME — Computer experts on Monday unveiled a digital reproduction of ancient Rome as it appeared at the peak of its power in A.D. 320 — what they called the largest and most complete simulation of a historic city ever created.

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.


This could make the study of history a bit more interesting.

Update: Here's a link to the project web site, but there's still no way for us, the masses, to access Rome itself.

1 comment:

allen said...

Probably a matter of server function and expected popularity. From the tone of your post you'd be there in a heartbeat as would I, as would a few tens of thousands of other people. That equals server meltdown. I'll wait for the paperback edition to come out.