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Virtual Via Flaminia

By January 13, 2008

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In 220 B.C., a Roman censor named Flaminius made arrangements for a road linking Rome to Arminium (Rimini, on the Adriatic Sea). This road was named for him as the Via Flaminia. (See Roman Roads.)

Today you can see a modern virtual model of the reconstructed Via Flaminia. PR Inside's article, Virtual reconstruction of Roman road revives ruined monuments and ancient leaders, says on January 8, 2008, the Museum of the Diocletian Baths, in Rome, opened a virtual museum.

Using a concept similar to that of online virtual worlds, the project creates characters _ or avatars _ that roam the ancient Via Flaminia, exploring funerary monuments that lined the road, bridges and arches, as well as the villa of Livia, wife of Rome's first emperor, Augustus.
Unlike the Classically Themed Amusement Park, you can see part of the Via Flaminia exhibit online (and in English) at: Virtual Museum of the Ancient Via Flaminia. Thanks to the Rogue Classicist for this news item.

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January 19, 2008 at 12:13 pm
(1) edoardo says:

finalmente qualcosa di intelligente nella ricostruzione della roma antica

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