Virtual Rome: a digital reconstruction of the ancient city

Dr Matthew Nicholls (University of Reading)
26 May 2015

Dr Matthew Nicholls of the Department of Classics at the University of Reading has made a detailed digital reconstruction of the city of Rome as it appeared c.AD315. In this talk he will introduce the model and discuss some of the tools and methodology involved in its creation, including questions about date, level of detail, and conjecture. He will then talk about the paedagogical uses of digital modelling and the digital Rome model’s potential as a research tool: current work includes investigation of illumination at specific times of day and year, and sightlines within the ancient city to, from, and between major monuments.

All images (c) Matthew Nicholls, University of Reading, 2015; all rights reserved.

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