The Roman Forum
Have you ever wished you could travel back in time to see the Roman Forum at the peak of its glory? Now you can.
The Forum was the center of the ancient city. Here were located the major law courts, government buildings, temples of the state religion, and historic monuments. Today this heart of the ancient city is a jumble of ruins, making it hard to understand even by those fortunate enough to visit the archaeological park.
Rome Reborn® offers you two ways to re-experience the Forum : (1) a short introductory video, and (2) an interactive app. If you are coming to the Roman Forum for the first time, you will find it advisable to start with the video, which provides a quick overview and orientation, and then to proceed to the app for more in-depth exploration and learning.
The video lets you follow Rome Reborn® Director Bernard Frischer on his guided tour of the Rome Reborn® reconstruction of the Roman Forum, which in 17 minutes helps you to understand the logic of the space and the meaning the place held to the Romans.
The app puts you in the driver's seat, making it possible to wander on your own from site to site around the reconstruction of the Roman Forum, to read brief descriptions on the virtual tablet that always accompanies you and, if you wish, to listen to experts' explanations of the people, monuments, and buildings you are encountering along the way. You can use our Time Warp feature to toggle between the ruins today and their original appearance. Take a full visit for about 3 hours or see just the sites of interest to you.
Once you have finished using the app, go to the Community section of our website, register, take assessments to gauge your level of expertise, and earn rewards for your achievements. Share the results, if you wish, with your social network. Recruit new members to our community and increase your status from peregrinus ("foreigner") to civis ("citizen") and on up to eques, senator, and even—the ne plus ultra—amicus imperatoris ("friend of the emperor").
With the Rome Reborn® app, you're always engaged and always in control!
Release Date: July 16, 2018