Science Magazine
Friday, April 7, 2000

Volume 288, Number 5463, Issue of 7 April 2000 2000 by
The American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Written by: Jocelyn Kaiser


COOL IMAGES: Virtual Excavation Entertainment complexes may be all the rage today, but they were also in vogue around A.D. 150 when Herodes Atticus expanded an odeum (a small concert theater) in the Roman colony of Corinth in Greece. Find out who else likely added to this and other buildings in this port city--a model of Roman planning--by clicking on drawings at the Corinth Computer Project at the University of Pennsylvania. The stone-by-stone interactive drawings are at the forefront of Web archaeology, says project director David Romano. He and research associate Nicholas Stapp have packed the site with photos, animations, and satellite images that explain how over the past 12 years their team has gleaned telling details from Corinth's ruins. READ THE ACTUAL ARTICLE