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Looking for a website: Rome buildings rebuilt!

Old Aug 28th, 2004, 06:38 PM
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Looking for a website: Rome buildings rebuilt!

About 12 months ago, someone posted a link here to a site that showed the major sites of Rome as they once were. It as wonderful! At the time, I saved the link, but lost it, following a computer meltdown. I have searched this site and the Internet for hours today, without success.

Does anyone out there have the link?

Regards ? Ger
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Old Aug 28th, 2004, 09:03 PM
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Try this Web site of the Comune di Roma:

http://www.capitolium.org/eng/virtuale/virtuale.htm

If you click on the thumbnail, it gives you an enlargement of the modern view; if you click on the enlargement, it gives you a virtual reconstruction.
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Old Aug 29th, 2004, 03:20 AM
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For the Roman Forum www.quiknet.com/~fifi/index50.html Regards, Walter
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Old Aug 29th, 2004, 08:09 AM
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Re: "www.quiknet.com/~fifi/index50.html"

Walter, that is an amazing site. It describes what appears to be a remarkable model of the Forum on display at Brandeis Library, a place not far from where I live, but I've never heard of this model. Have you seen it?
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The web site is similar to a guidebook I just purchased - Frommers "Rome Past and Present" - it's a flip book with the present day picture and a transparent overlay to show how it was.....great for touring Rome!

Here's a link to amazon.ca - better price than Chapters/Indigo (Ger...you're Canadian, right?)

http://tinyurl.com/3rfq
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Old Aug 29th, 2004, 12:39 PM
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Thank you all, these are wonderful sites.

Elizabeth - thank you. The book is appparently in our local Chapters, so I will check it out.

regards Ger
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Old Aug 29th, 2004, 01:38 PM
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Ger...the problem with buying it in store at Chapters is it's $8.00 more than Chapters on line and $10 more than Amazon.ca.......but you can look at it!
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nonnafelice: No I haven't but it's on the list , it's within a hour from me.
If you see it, I'd be very curious to know where he placed the 'Lacus Servilius' fountain in his model. Regards, Walter
p.s. I read that he also put in a McDonalds and Baskin Robbins sign or logo in his model. I assume as a joke for the college kids?
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re: "I'd be very curious to know where he placed the 'Lacus Servilius' fountain in his model."

OK, Walter, I'll admit my ignorance -- what is this fountain, and why do you want to know about it? Is there some controversy as to its location?

I was fascinated by the fact that the web site where this model is featured belongs to a living history organization whose members are "enlisted" into a Roman Legion.
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On my most recent trip to Rome I bought: Rome: past and present, with reconstruction's of Ancient Monuments (Vision Roma 1996) by RA Stacciola. It's sold in most souvenir shops. It has present day photos of various ruins in Rome with see through overlays that show what the place looked like in Ancient Rome. It comes with a super cool DVD that lets you keep these photos and descriptions on your PC. You can get a brand new copy at Amazon.com for 20.96 or fly to Rome and get one for about $10.00.
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Old Aug 29th, 2004, 06:23 PM
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Zeus: I chose option number 2: fly to Rome and buy it for $10 - that's a 50% saving!

I have two reasons for posting this request. Firstly, I am planning a trip to Rome within the next 6 months. Secondly, I am litening to an audiobook, "The First Man in Rome", by Colleen McCullough (41 hours!)and wish to explore the geography and architecture as it was during the period. I have also downloaded "History of Rome" by Cyril Robinson (18 hours), which traces the birth, the glory and sad decline of the city.

Thank you all for responding.

regards Ger
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nonnafelice: I'm a real Roman Forum nerd . I look for sites that don't exist anymore and that is one of them.
All we have is an vague ancient description of this fountain's location and a guess that if it was a good place to place the beheaded heads (Sulla possibly wasn't the 1st to display heads here) it had to be in a very visible place in the Forum.
It's written that the fountain was visible when entering the Forum from the Vicus Jugarius. That is the ancient street that passes between the Basilica Julia and the Temple of Saturn.
So it's believed that the fountain was in that corner of the Forum Square.
In the model's photo of the Rostra Augustus, Schola Xanthi, Arch of Tiberius it should be between the Arch and the Schola Xanthi. But something was built in that corner that had a basement which you can see today, perhaps it was removed for the Schola Xathi?
I was just curious where he placed it in his model.
He did an amazing job and built it before he had ever even visited the Forum! It is very accurate.
He definitely did his homework and what impressed me was the large tree to the right/rear of the Rostra. It's rarely ever mentioned that a giant Lotus tree once grew in that general area. Regards, Walter
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