Google Earth adds Ancient Rome

Google have added a new location to their popular 3D map program Google Earth, with users now able to take a virtual tour of Ancient Rome. The internet giant has meticulously reconstructed the classical city during the third century AD.

You can have a look around the Roman Forum, the Colosseum and the Basilica in all of their glory. Google created the virtual city in conjunction with Past Perfect Productions who specialise in creating 3D models of historical sites.

According to the BBC, Google's virtual Rome features over 6,700 buildings as well as 250 information bubbles for anyone looking to swot up. It's bound to become a must for anyone studying classic and Ancient Rome. Plans are under way to add more historical sites to Google Earth in the near future.

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