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Location: Italy         Length: 20 min.

Pompeii has come to life again thanks to 3D visual restoration. Among the most impressive residences found beneath the volcanic ash in Pompeii is the home of Julius Polybius, identified from an inscription on the wall. In this virtual-reality film, the spectator is led to discover the many rooms of that palatial house in full detail, including the exact position of everyday objects precisely as they were found minutes before the explosion of the volcano in AD 79.

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Produced by the University of Tokyo and Altair 4 Multimedia

Copyright 2001 by the University of Tokyo and Altair 4 Multimedia

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