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Restoring the Map of Ancient Rome

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  • IrenesBooks@aol.com
    Interesting news! http://www.discoveringarchaeology.com/articles/072600-rome.shtml Restoring the Map of Ancient Rome Scientists and Computers are Reassembling
    Message 1 of 1 , Jul 27, 2000
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      Interesting news!

      http://www.discoveringarchaeology.com/articles/072600-rome.shtml

      Restoring the Map
      of Ancient Rome
      Scientists and Computers are Reassembling a Huge Depiction of the Old City
      By Reagan Duplisea

      "Since the fall of the Roman Empire, the Forma Urbis Romae — an ancient map
      detailing every room, staircase and portico of Rome in the third century A.D.
      — has lain in thousands of scattered pieces. But now, Stanford University
      scientists are hoping some innovative computer work will put many of the
      pieces back together again..."
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      Don't omit to click on the link at the bottom of the page.

      "The dataset contains 8 billion polygons and 6 thousand color images,
      occupying 40 gigabytes. Processing this data and trying to solve the puzzle
      will take months, possibly years."

      Irene
      http://members.xoom.com/placida/
      Co-host, Ancient/Classical History Forum
      http://www.delphi.com/ab-ancienthist/start
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