Museum offers virtual tour of Roman road

A new exhibit at the Museum of the Diocletian Baths in Rome lets visitors take a virtual walk down the Via Flaminia, a major travel artery which was "built in the third century B.C.E. to connect Rome to Ariminum, today's Rimini, on the Adriatic sea."

The virtual tour lets visitors choose between a reconstruction of the city's ancient monuments, complete with Roman populace, or a tour of today's fragile monuments. The US$1.1 million exhibit was created by computer experts working on the project for Italy's National Research Council.