Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Roamin' in a virtual Rome


As an archaeology nerd, I'm practically frothing with joy over the University of Virginia's newly unveiled Rome Reborn project. According to the Yahoo News story, you can travel throughout the city circa 320 AD and see all the landmark buildings and fountains. I would have preferred an Augustan era tour, but you know, archaeology snobs can't be choosers. I just took a short jaunt through the streets and it is indeed very cool, if not a little World of Warcraft-y. I kept expecting trolls to start shooting at me -- I hear that's how Julius Caesar died actually.

Photo: AP/Rome Reborn project

2 comments:

SavageKnight said...

Wow! Thanks for pointing this out!

Liz said...

Isn't it cool? I just want to play around in there all day.