Flyover Zone is proud to be the developer and distributor of Rome Reborn, a series of products taking you on virtual trips (or, “teletours”) to ancient Rome in the year 320 of our era. This year represents the peak of Rome’s urban development. Immediately afterwards, civic building in the city stopped when the imperial capital was moved to Constantinople. Meanwhile, in Rome itself we start to see the construction of new large churches for adherents of the new state religion, Christianity.
Each Rome Reborn teletour utilizes our company’s scientific 3D digital model showing the city as it appeared in that year. The model (“Rome Reborn 3.0”) consists of two sorts of elements: detailed models of the monuments such as the Roman Forum or Colosseum whose physical remains are well enough preserved to make possible detailed digital reconstruction; and generic models of structures such as apartment buildings known not from physical remains but from texts and other ancient sources. So, the reconstructions you see on your virtual tours are as accurate as Flyover Zone can make them.
But Rome Reborn’s teletours offer more than that. They show you how the ruins of the monuments visited appear today. At each stop on the tour they let you listen to an expert who explains what you are seeing. They help you understand the monument’s context in the ancient city by taking you in the air overhead to get a bird’s eye view.
In short, Rome Reborn is a combination of virtual tourism and virtual time travel. While nothing can replace the thrill and inspiration of seeing The Eternal City, Rome Reborn has its own attractions and advantages as compared to a traditional visit.
Director of Rome Reborn is Prof. Bernard Frischer, an expert on the archaeology and topography of ancient Rome and environs.