Photo Gallery: Ancient Rome Reborn in 3-D

Photo Gallery: Ancient Rome Reborn in 3-D
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Forum Romanum

In A.D. 320 the Forum Romanum was a marketplace and city center filled with temples and military monuments.

Inside Rome Reborn, virtual visitors can cross the Rostra, or speaker's platform, and pass through the Arch of Septimus Severus (right) to visit the Temple of Saturn (left) and the neighboring Temple of Vespasian and Titus.

"My favorite area to tour is the Forum Romanum in the center of the city," Favro said, "which is the most complete section of the model and reveals the layered complexity of Rome's urban form."

Although the model is not yet peopled with virtual crowds, users can hear embedded localized sounds, including a speech in the forum by Roman politician and philosopher Cicero.

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