Thursday, May 17, 2007

Walk like an Egyptian -- or a Roman -- experience what the past really looked like
What was it like to walk round the Colosseum when the Roman Empire was at its height" How would the experience have differed from that of a tourist today"

Our understanding of what life was like in bygone eras could be boosted, thanks to a new initiative aiming to depict more accurately and realistically how heritage sites may have looked in their heyday.

Computer scientists and cultural heritage researchers are assessing whether today's increasingly sophisticated 3-d computer technology can be combined with the most recent historical evidence to produce significantly improved visual reconstructions of churches, palaces and other ancient sites.