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Aerial Views of Ancient Rome on Google Earth

Update: The Ancient Rome layer of Google Earth is no longer available. Check out this other project on mapping Ancient Rome.

Yesterday, Google revealed the new Ancient Rome 3D layer, which allows viewers to “fly” over the city as it was during the heyday of the Forum and Colosseum.

According to the Google LatLong blog, this is the “first time [that Google has] incorporated an ancient city in Google Earth.” So, does that mean that fly-overs of Pompeii are not far on the horizon?

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