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Testimonials from Demo at the American Academy in Rome

On June 3, 2018 the Rome Reborn® team demoed the Oculus Go version of the Roman Forum app at the American Academy. Both students and educators saw great potential for the app:


Distinguished Professor Endorses Rome Reborn®

On June 21, 2018 Karl Galinsky, Floyd A. Cailloux Centennial Professor and University Distinguished Teaching Professor at the University of Texas, Austin, tested Rome Reborn® VR. He posted this comment on the Rome Reborn® Facebook page:

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"So here it is, on this day of the summer solstice: an absolutely first-rate achievement - thoroughly well-grounded in the current scholarship, superb digital work making ancient Rome come alive (including a walk through option and not just a flyover), and the visual recreation is stunning. An incredibly rich resource, and not just a toy, for courses on Rome and Roman civilization. I look forward to using it this fall in a large introductory course. Thank you, Rome Reborn® team, and for doing the ne plus ultra!"


Rome Reborn® Called 'Big Success' at the Civic Museum of Rieti

Gianna Petrongari Event, Archaeological Museum, March 2018

“We want to democratize knowledge,” said Professor Bernard Frischer, from Indiana University, talking about the ultimate purpose of the Rome Reborn® VR project, which was presented at the Multifunctional Hall of the Santa Lucia Complex on May 26, 2018.

The Rome Reborn® VR project, in development since 1997, consists of a digital reconstruction of the ancient city of Rome within the Aurelian walls, as it appeared in 320 AD. The current version of the model is 3.0, optimized for use in real time through augmented virtual reality. The demonstration, which was offered during the day, allowed a visit to the Roman forum with many possibilities of choice and in-depth analysis through specific viewers to experiment directly with virtual reality.

The public found the initiative a big success. More than 100 high school students were present in the morning, and in the afternoon a large number of citizens and local authorities had their turn. In both cases, the participants showed great interest in the activities of Professor Frischer, and they found the virtual simulation enjoyable and exciting.

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History in the Making

Computer Graphics World, December 2008.

"This historically accurate digital re-creation—which melds the wondrous technological achievements of the past with those of the present—offers a comprehensive, holistic perspective of this amazing city. The most impressive aspect of this re-creation is the sheer scale of the model: It encompasses 7,000 carefully reconstructed, detailed period buildings covering 14 square kilometers (5.4 square miles) of authentically contoured landscape. And when this virtual model is completed... users will be able to explore the ancient cityscape, structures, and alleyways in real time and in high resolution. What’s more, all the imagery and information will be rendered interactively within the user’s Internet browser or VR headset..."

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Testimonials from demo at the American Academy in Rome.
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"Archaeologist Bernard Frischer," Indiana Public Media, March 5, 2017.
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"New 3D Model Brings Ancient Roman Ruins to Life," Sputnik International, March 5, 2016.
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"Ancient Rome is Reconstructed in 3D: Check Out the Video Tour!" 3DPrint.com, March 27, 2016.
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"Take a Tour of Ancient Rome, 320 CE," Archinect, March 20, 2016.
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"Indiana professor restores the glory of Rome," Big Ten Network, March 13, 2016.
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"VIDEO prehliadka Starovekého Ríma: Takto to vyzeralo v meste, ktoré kedysi vládlo svetu," Topky, March 10, 2016.
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"Ever Wonder What Ancient Rome Really Looked Like? This Video Shows You," Rise:News, March 7, 2016.
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"Ta en tur i Roma – slik det var i antikken," forskning, March 2, 2016.
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"Rome Reborn: Watch what Ancient Rome looked like in 320 AD thanks to 3D reconstruction," Independent, March 1, 2016.
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"This video shows what ancient Rome actually looked like," Vox, February 28, 2016.
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"Rome Reborn: Take a Virtual Tour of Ancient Rome, Circa 320 C.E.," Open Culture, March 20, 2015.
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"Technology Identifies Lost Color at Roman Forum," The New York Times, June 24, 2012.
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"Mesmerizing Video Tours Ancient Rome - in 3D," Toronto Star, March 13, 2012. 
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"Jessica Hughes Interviews Bernard Frischer ," Classics Confidential, October 6, 2011 
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"Ancient Rome Reborn in 3-D," National Geographic News, October 28, 2010 
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"Gerry Bayne Interviews Bernard Frischer," EDUCAUSE, January 25, 2010 
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"Exploring Ancient Rome With Google Earth," Education Week, Mar. 17, 2009. 
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Federico Ferrazza, "Fortissimamente Google," Espresso, Feb. 17, 2009. 
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"History in the Making," Computer Graphics World, December 2008. 
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"Google Earth fait renaître la Rome antique," 01net, November 14, 2008.
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"Explore Ancient Rome with Google Earth," Wired, November 14, 2008.
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"When not in Rome... Simply log onto Google," Daily Mail, November 13, 2008. 
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"Google Earth Steps Back in Time to Ancient Rome," Hot Hardware, November 13, 2008.
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"3D-Spaziergang durch das antike Rom," Welt Online, November 13, 2008.
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"Rome not built in a day, even for Google Earth," The Age, November 13, 2008.
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"Ancient Rome rises on Google Earth," The Register, November 13, 2008.
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"Friends, Romans, Google users ..." Brisbane Times, November 13, 2008.
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"Virtual tourists travel back to ancient Rome," Guardian, November 12, 2008.
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"Google Earth revives ancient Rome," BBC News, November 12, 2008.
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"Exploring Old Rome Without Air (or Time) Travel," The New York Times, November 12, 2008.
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"Google Earth's ancient Roman holiday," CNET News, November 12, 2008.
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"Ancient Rome in Google Earth," OGLE Earth, November 12, 2008.
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"Ancient Rome in 3D for Google Earth," Google Earth Blog, November 12, 2008.
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"Google Earth brings ancient Rome to life," Guardian, November 12, 2008.
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"La Roma dei Cesari in 3D," La Stampa, September 26, 2007.
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"Ancient Rome – The Computer Generated Tour," Microsoft | Developer, June 18, 2007.
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"Kicking Around the Eternal City," The Lede, June 15, 2007.
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"Virtual Ancient Rome in 3-D…Cool!" Visual Thoughts, June 15, 2007.
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"'Rome Reborn' Model Pushes Frontiers of 3-D Simulation," Wired, June 14, 2007.
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""Rome Reborn": Spazieren in einer anderen Zeit," RP Online, June 13, 2007.
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"Zeitreise zu den alten Römern," Spiegel Online, June 13, 2007.
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"Rome Reborn Virtual Model," Asia Brief, June 13, 2007.
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"Ancient Rome brought back to life," BBC News, June 12, 2007.
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"Walk through Ancient Rome in largest ever digital simulation," Daily Mail, June 12, 2007.
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"Rome Reborn 1.0," UCLA Magazine, June 11, 2007. 
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"Ancient Rome - Digital 3D Version," Ed Tech Solutions, June 11, 2007.
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"Ancient Rome comes back to life in virtual model," Reuters, June 11, 2007.
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"Ancient Rome Rebuilt Digitally," Science Daily, June 11, 2007.
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"Ancient Rome reborn in digital simulation," USA Today, June 11, 2007.
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"Antikes Rom in digitaler Simulation," Vorarlberg, June 11, 2007.
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"Caesar Slept Here," Newsweek, February 3, 2003, 51. 
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"Digital Lab Reclaims Cultural Heritage Sites," UCLA Today, February 25, 2003, 8. 
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"Virtually Rebuilt, a Ruin Yields Secrets," The New York Times, May 2, 2002, E6. 
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"Adding New Depth to Archaeology," Italy Daily, June 29-30, 2002. 
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"The Future of the Past," Scientific American, August 1997, 89. 
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