Segontium Roman Fort rises again through digital technology

Two thousand years ago, the Segontium Roman Fort dominated the landscape in northern Wales. Now, a computer-generated, 3D model of the fort has been created, allowing visitors to fly through the building of the enormous structure. (photo and video)

The fort at Segontium was commissioned by Cnaeus Julius Agricola in 77 CE in order to suppress aggression from the Ordovices, a local tribe. Excavations show that the fort was designed to hold about 1,000 infantrymen and existed for over 300 years.

Cadw, the Welsh historical preservation organization, worked with the team of CGI experts to create the video as part of the "Time Traveller campaign, which aims to inspire people across Wales to engage in their local and national history, bringing the great stories of their past within reach."