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Matthew’s virtual tour: Residential areas

Dr Matthew Nicholl's explains more about the residential areas in ancient Rome through a video tour of his virtual model.

Whilst the ruins of many grand Roman monuments still remain, very few artefacts survive to give us a sense of the appearance and interconnections between the sprawling, everyday residential and commercial areas within the ancient city. I’ve used evidence such as the Forma Urbis, an ancient marble map of Rome, to reconstruct these areas within the digital model.

Join me in this next guided tour to explore some of these bustling, highly populated, neighbourhoods and see if you can identify different kinds of residential buildings both in the digital footage and the fragments of the Forma Urbis.

Share your thoughts in the comments area, and compare your impressions with what you see in the following Step.

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Rome: A Virtual Tour of the Ancient City

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