Video: Google Earth allows users to revisit the splendour of ancient Rome

The Google Earth mapping service is allowing users to revive the splendour of ancient Rome.

The Google Earth mapping service is allowing users to revive the splendour of ancient Rome.

The Colosseum, where gladiators fought to the death, is just one of many ancient buildings users can now take a 3D tour in.

Users can zoom around the map and visit the Forum of Julius Caesar, stand in the centre of the Colosseum or fly over the Basilica.

Ancient Rome is the first historical city to be added to the Google Earth service.

Google said the model contains more than 6,700 buildings, with more than 250 place marks linking to key sites in a variety of languages. Information bubbles pop up on the sites.

The Google application has been downloaded by around 400m users since its launch in 2005.

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