From May 23rd Rome’s Circus Maximus joins Baths of Caracalla and the Domus Aurea in the project of a 4D virtual tour, offering visitors to actually see how the sites originally looked like.
Unless you have an archaeologist’s eye and an exceptional gift of imagination, is not simple to visualize how the ancient ruins used to be. But now, information and digital technology are playing an enormous role in disseminating knowledge, especially by means of video reconstructions and “look all around you” 3D vision, based on the use of special virtual-reality headsets. With an immersive 3D reconstruction, thanks to a georeferencing and orientation system, the headset continuously reconstructs the image of whatever the viewer is looking at. Establishing a link between physical and virtual reality you’ll travel through time, between past and present, through the fourth dimension.
Thanks to years of dedicated work by archaeologists and restorers, and with the added magical touch of today’s high tech, you’ll be able to see the opulent Domus Aurea, the Golden House, as Nero saw it; to see the ancient complex of the Baths of Caracalla in its original glory, with all the fountains and the marble statues as they used to be.
From now, also the Circus Maximus can be seen through all its historic phases, using interactive display technologies that have never before been used in such an extended outdoor area. You’ll be able to stroll through the Roman shops and watch a chariot race among shouts of encouragement.
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