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Online Course

Rome: A Virtual Tour of the Ancient City

University of Reading via FutureLearn

Overview

Explore ancient Rome through a unique, historically accurate 3D model.

Take a guided tour around ancient Rome with expert Professor Matthew Nicholls, using his detailed and award-winning 3D digital model of the city. Explore Rome’s architecture and how it was used - how did Romans worship their gods and meet their political masters? How was drinking water supplied to the city’s million inhabitants? Moving seamlessly between footage of contemporary Rome and the digital model (including interactive elements), you’ll explore these questions and much more.

Use this insight to inform your own encounters with the eternal city and the study of ancient history more generally.

This course is open to anyone with an interest in discovering more about ancient Rome. You might be: planning a visit to the Italian capital; an avid watcher of documentaries on Roman history; or considering studying archaeology, classics or history at university.

Taught by

Matthew Nicholls

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  • Dave completed this course, spending 6 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.

    An excellent course, professionally delivered. It is one of the most enjoyable MOOCs I have done. The virtual tours add great interest to the buildings covered and the videos and articles provide good context as well as information. The engagement by the lead educator and others was also very good. Highly recommended.

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