While looking for materials on the Nero’s Golden House project, I stumbled across another project called Rome Reborn. This project is the brainchild of a man working at the University of Virginia. Essentially it’s a collaboration project between historians, classicists, and virtual model makers to recreate Rome and exhibit it during its stages of evolution from the Bronze Age to the Gothic Wars. I just find it very interesting that other academic institutions are also looking into the use of virtual modeling software as a teaching tool.
This model, however, is not longer in academic hands. It has been sold to a tourism company in Rome. The company plans to present the entirety of the program in a building and download it onto GPS programs so that tourists can travel Rome and see it as it once was while they walk. If you’d like to read more click here. There are also several YouTube videos touring the major sites, such as the Colosseum and the Forum.