Slashdot reports that Google Earth now includes ancient Rome circa 320 AD, thanks to Google, the University of Virginia, and Past Perfect Productions working together to bring the historical city to life. Clicking on Ancient Rome in 3D, users can revisit Rome from a bygone era and view highly detailed reconstructions of 250 buildings, as well as 5,000 other lesser detailed buildings.
Pop-up windows provide information on the monuments and visitors also can enter some of the most important sites, including the Senate and the Colosseum, to observe the architecture and marble decorations.
More information may be found at http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5iTaV7Lu7CnTQBzTcpKnkVWMxIMbQD94DLDV80.
OK, ancient Rome might be nice but how about recreating the village of my immigrant ancestor?