Thursday, November 13, 2008
Google Earth Unearths Rome
Google Earth unveiled its latest project last night-Ancient Rome 3D-a virtual satellite view of ancient Rome. Now you can zoom in on Rome in the 4th century CE just as you would zoom in on Manhattan today. The project is in conjunction with the Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities at the University of Virginia and many other contributing universities. On November 20, the city of Rome will open a short movie based on the project in a theater near the Colosseum called "3D Rewind Rome" that will take viewers through the ancient city. Google is even hosting a competition for educators to design a curriculum around the model. Read more about the project in today's New York Times and have fun!