Rebuilding Rome In Twelve Hundred Pieces

In 1562, workers in a vineyard near Rome unearthed some ancient marble fragments - pieces of the Severan Marble Plan, a detailed map of Rome created in the 3rd century AD.

1186 pieces have since been found, around 10% of the total map, and they are an unrivalled archaeological treasure revealing the topographical and social structure of ancient Rome.

Vanessa Collingridge travels to Rome to recount the story of this unique map and how computer technology is helping to piece back together an ancient Roman jigsaw puzzle.

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20050727

In 1562, workers in a vineyard near Rome unearthed some ancient marble fragments - pieces of the Severan Marble Plan, a detailed map of Rome created in the 3rd century AD. 1186 pieces have since been found, around 10% of the total map, and they are an unrivalled archaeological treasure revealing the topographical and social structure of ancient Rome.

Vanessa Collingridge travels to Rome to recount the story of this unique map and how computer technology is helping to piece back together an ancient Roman jigsaw puzzle.

20050727

In 1562, workers in a vineyard near Rome unearthed some ancient marble fragments - pieces of the Severan Marble Plan, a detailed map of Rome created in the 3rd century AD.

1186 pieces have since been found, around 10% of the total map, and they are an unrivalled archaeological treasure revealing the topographical and social structure of ancient Rome.

Vanessa Collingridge travels to Rome to recount the story of this unique map and how computer technology is helping to piece back together an ancient Roman jigsaw puzzle.

20050727

In 1562, workers in a vineyard near Rome unearthed some ancient marble fragments - pieces of the Severan Marble Plan, a detailed map of Rome created in the 3rd century AD.

1186 pieces have since been found, around 10% of the total map, and they are an unrivalled archaeological treasure revealing the topographical and social structure of ancient Rome.

Vanessa Collingridge travels to Rome to recount the story of this unique map and how computer technology is helping to piece back together an ancient Roman jigsaw puzzle.