COOL IMAGES: Virtual Excavation

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Science  07 Apr 2000:
Vol. 288, Issue 5463, pp. 7
DOI: 10.1126/science.288.5463.7a

Entertainment complexes may be all the rage today, but they were also in vogue around A.D. 150 when Herodes Atticus expanded an odeum (a small concert theater) in the Roman colony of Corinth in Greece. Find out who else likely added to this and other buildings in this port city—a model of Roman planning—by clicking on drawings at the Corinth Computer Project at the University of Pennsylvania. The stone-by-stone interactive drawings are at the forefront of Web archaeology, says project director David Romano. He and research associate Nicholas Stapp have packed the site with photos, animations, and satellite images that explain how over the past 12 years their team has gleaned telling details from Corinth's ruins.

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