Pompeii Virtual Tour

CustomerDe Agostini Multimedia – Club d’Investissement Media
PorposeConsult/ Resource, Educational
FormatCD ROM

All visitors who, over the past two centuries, have had the opportunity to walk among the archaeological remains of Pompeii, have attempted to imagine what the town must have been like before its was destroyed by the cataclysm of Vesuvius. Perhaps it is the fine state of architectural conservation of the original town plan that makes visitors wish to visualize the original state of the town. The average tourist, however, has very little material to base a true idea upon: the reconstructions in guide books give but a pale, approximate idea of the true magnificence of this extraordinary site. Altair 4 has been able to give today’s visitors a detailed and scientifically accurate reconstruction of the town of Pompeii as it would have appeared two thousand years ago, letting the user decide where to go and what to visit.

Virtual reconstructions, three-dimensional animation, and user-defined navigation through the town as it is today are contained in and run on an interactive CD-Rom. The simulation of the interactive visit lets the user see three-dimensional panoramic views of the original town on their own or superimposed upon today’s remains. Everything in the CD has been specially made for this edition, which contains no previously published material.