Photo Gallery: Ancient Rome Reborn in 3-D

Photo Gallery: Ancient Rome Reborn in 3-D
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In modern Rome the Arch of Constantine still stands to the southwest of the ruins of the Colosseum, although its colors have been faded by pollution and age. All that remains of the Meta Sudans is a patch of earth that includes what are likely the foundations of the monumental fountain.

Rome Reborn developers hope to use the model like a digital peer-reviewed journal, providing a platform for experts to visually document their latest findings in archaeology, literature, and even computer programming.

"Various strategies for allowing scholars to add to the existing model are being explored," UCLA's Favro said.

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