The Ancient City of Rome

3d model and reconstruction

The Ancient City of Rome

The aerial views show the city in its development during the main phases of its history, from its foundation to its period of greatest splendor in the Imperial Age.

More specifically the following should be mentioned with regard to the reconstruction of the times of Constantine in the 4th century AD: it was by order of this Emperor that the first Christian basilicas were built, the Basilica of Maxentius completed, the arch near the Colosseum and the spas on the Quirinale hills erected.

Our work was based on the 3D reconstruction of the model by Gismondi now on display at the museum of Roman Civilization, with the addition of the model taken on a large area reconstructed using level curves. The comparison with the photos of the model allowed for photogrammetry work leading to a reconstruction of the main areas in Rome and then to general assembling and correction activities on Lanciani’s city map work.

The definition of the reconstruction was made on an urban scale and is therefore ideal for bird’s eye views.

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The Ancient City of Rome

For more than one thousand years, from its foundation in 753 B.C. until 476 AD, Rome was the leading center and pivotal point of the whole Western civilization.

During its period of greatest splendor and expansion under Trajan, the city extended its dominions from Spain to Mesopotamia, from Egypt to England, Germany and Dacia and Armenia, controlling a territory of about six million square kilometers.