Discover Ancient Rome in Google Earth

Discover Ancient Rome in Google Earth


>>At Google, we’re very excited to announce
the newest layer in Google Earth: Ancient Rome 3D.
You can travel back in time to see Rome, Italy, as it was in 320 A.D., and explore Ancient
Rome as never before. Let’s start by opening Google Earth and selecting
the “Ancient Rome 3D” layer under “Gallery.” In Google Earth, you can fly over the city
to explore than 6,000 3D buildings, including many in high detail and some containing full
interiors. Our team worked with the Rome Reborn project,
headquartered at the University of Virginia, to provide the data.
In each place mark, you will find historical information about each monument.
Let’s fly down to the famous Coliseum in the center of this Roman Empire.
This impressive complex was built for popular animal hunts, famous battles and gladiatorial
games, and could seat up to 50,000 people. It’s one of the greatest works of Roman architecture,
and now you can picture yourself standing in the center during that time.
Now, let’s stay in the city center, but swoop down to the Roman Forum, which includes the
oldest and most important buildings in this ancient city.
The Basilica Julia was used for business meetings, legal trials and other official business during
the early Roman Empire. Here, we can see intricate detail of the interior,
such as columns, ceilings and marble floors. Let’s fly over to the Temple of Vesta, which
was a holy spot in the forum. Vesta’s festival, the Vestial, took place
in this temple each June 9th. Now, it’s your turn to see history.
Travel back in time to Ancient Rome and fly through the famous buildings and monuments
in 3D. Visit earth.google.com/rome to download Google
Earth and discover Ancient Rome in 3D.

Author: Kevin Mason

99 thoughts on “Discover Ancient Rome in Google Earth

  1. The Ancient Rome, and European history in general is so magnificent. I mean Ancient Greece, philosophers, Alexander the Great, Pompeii, latin… etc. Everything is unbelievable interesting.

  2. @gergely007 Sadly, most ancient buildings do not simply disappear of their own accord- people actually cart away the marble and use it for other things, like bridges.

  3. I've just returned from Rome and while i was there i had the same feeling, what if the city would still look like it did 1000..years ago, at least this gives us an insight!

  4. creia o pense en imagines con estructuras que a todabia perduren o por lo menos en tres D pero que se vieran de otra forma o sea mas antigua

  5. @PresidentZod There must be an Athens OH 🙂 or even lamer. Remember also, according to Mormons (most of the people of Utah or something), the Hebrew people had moved to America way before this Rome was built ;).

  6. @PresidentZod Have you heard some of the crazy names we have for our cities here? I know a family in Paris, Arkansas for goodness sake! Besides calling it Rome, Italy is the correct name of it! lol

  7. ERROR!
    BIG ERROR!!
    The CIRCULAR TEMPLE they show as "THE THEMPLE OF VESTA" (a common mistake, repeated over and over, until today) WAS IN FACT A TEMPLE DEIDICATED TO "HERKULES" (Ercole).
    NO VESTAL NEVER LIVED IN THAT BUILDING!!!

    HEY, VIRGINIA "UNIVERSITY" STUDENTS – YOU SHOULD HAVE KNOWN THAT! 😀

  8. @2serveand2protect Yeah you're right, that is a major error. We should totally have them detained at guantanamo forever.

  9. @athox 😀
    I didn't mean that. I just meant that if You put so much effort into making a digital plan of ancient Rome, you at least call with its proper name, the ONLY building that survived to us almost entirely throughout the ages… 😀

  10. @whiteboygotswagg No, I'm not "fucking mororn". You're the moron, cause you don't even know how to spell, or use proper grammar if anything.

  11. I just checked the forums, and I 'm sad to say that it seems the layer has been removed at the request of the original provider – perhaps a copyright issue. It is a shame since this had so much educational value.

  12. No it's not. Assassins Creed Brotherhood is set in Rome in the Renaissance era. If you re-read his comment he says it's not set in ANCIENT Rome.

  13. yes, it was. The people at UVA who created it wanted it removed while they make a new (possibly stand-alone) version. No other specifics are known.

  14. I did not know you could copyright history.
    WHAT IS GOING ON !!!
    If there is nowhere else to see this, then somebody really mean forced Google to remove it.
    WE ARE OWED AN EXPLANATION !!!

  15. F**K YOU GOOGLE, F**K YOU AND ALL THIS WHAT YOU DONE TO YOUTUBE COMMENTING RECENTLY, YOU PROVED THAT YOU ARE NOTHING MORE THAN ONE OF THE ILLUMINATI TOOLS. PEOPLE ARE NOT STUPID, REMEMBER THAT THE DAY IT WILL BE TO LATE.

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