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Roman 'virtual reality' recreated

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posted on May, 23 2003 @ 08:05 PM
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The Romans invented many things but it may come as a surprise to some that they could also be responsible for a rudimentary version of virtual reality.
Researchers at the University of Warwick have uncovered 3D paintings in the ancient villas of Pompeii which used tricks similar to virtual reality to impress guests.

The researchers have recreated the extravagant 3D wall paintings of theatre scenes to allow 21st century viewers to tread the boards of the long-lost Roman theatres.

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posted on May, 24 2003 @ 05:49 AM
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Yup....they have a couple in Pompeii and there is one i have seen in Rome.....one of the bath houses had one!

I think the most recognised one you'll know is the picture of the corridor on the wall and when you look at it...it keeps on going on and on and on!!!!

Good find.....major classical studies buff!





 
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