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Travel back in time and experience the Roman Forum with our remastered virtual tour. Learn about over 40 monuments, including the Senate House, Rostra, triumphal arches, and temples.
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Flyover Zone invites you to take a virtual tour of the Roman Forum, one of the world’s most-visited destinations. The tour covers nearly 50 major features of the Forum, including its several temples, its political and civic structures such as the Senate House and the basilicas, and the many commemorative monuments and statues. You will also hear interviews with professional archaeologists, historians, and other experts, including Profs. Bernard Frischer, Paolo Liverani, Brian Rose, Russell Scott, and Barry Strauss. You will be able to see the site today as well as a reconstruction of how it looked in antiquity.

Audio: English, German

Subtitles: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish

Bernard Frischer
Matthew Robert Brennan

Project Manager:
Bernard Frischer

Tour Guide/Narration:
Bernard Frischer (English)
Henning Burwitz (German)

Scientific Advisors:
Amanda Claridge
Bernard Frischer
Paolo Liverani
C. Brian Rose
Russell Scott
Barry Strauss
Pier Luigi Tucci

Bernard Frischer

3D Modeling:
Lasha Tskondia

Art Direction:
Mohamed Abdelaziz

Jim Walsh

Juliette Bolloch (French)
Henning Burwitz (German)
Ambra Spinelli (Italian)
Nancy Peniche May (Spanish)
Hesham Hussein (Arabic)
Tiao-Guan Huang (Chinese)

Image Credits:
Su concessione del Ministero dei Beni e delle Attività Culturali e del Turismo – Parco Archeologico del Colosseo

Created By:
Flyover Zone

Special Thanks:

  • Carandini, Andrea with Paolo Carafa. The Atlas of Ancient Rome, translated by Andrew Campbell Halavais, 2 volumes (Princeton University Press, Princeton and Oxford 2017).
  • Giuliani, Cairoli Fulvio and Patrizia Verduchi. L’area centrale del Foro Romano (Leo S. Olschki, Florence 1987).
  • Gorski, Gill J. and James E. Packer. The Roman Forum. A Reconstruction and Architectural Guide (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 2015).
  • Kalas, Gregor. The Restorations of the Roman Forum in Late Antiquity (University of Texas Press, Austin 2015).
  • Liverani, Paolo. “Osservazioni sui rostri del Foro Romano in età tardoantica,” in RES BENE GESTAE. Ricerche di storia urbana su Roma antica in onore di Eva Margareta Steinby, edited by Anna Leone, Dominico Palombi and Susan Walker (Edizioni Quasar, Rome 2007) 169-193.
  • Østergaard, Jan. “Polychromy, sculptural, Greek and Roman,” in Oxford Classical Dictionary (2018), 31 pages. DOI: 10.1093/acrefore/9780199381135.013.8118
  • Steinby, Eva Margarete, editor. Lexicon Topographicum Urbis Romae, 6 volumes (Edizioni Quasar, Rome 1993-2000).
  • Watkin, David. The Roman Forum (Harvard University Press, Cambridge 2012). Abbreviation: Watkin
  • Zink, Stefan. “Polychromy in Roman Architecture. Colours, Materials, and Techniques,” in Transformation. Classical Sculpture in Colour, edited by Jan Stubbe Østergaard and Anne Marie Nielsen (Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek 2014) 237-255.
  • Bibliography for specific monuments: PDF “Scientific documentation” is available for free download on our product page:

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