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ZOOM Virtual Pompeii
Sold Out (Win95/98/3.1) (Retail) (POMPEIIPR)

Publisher: SACIS / Lifestyle Software Group


The Splendor of the Ancient Roman World

Virtual Pompeii invites you to explore one of the most mysterious and fascinating places in the history of the world. You can tour the spectacular ruins, visiting the remains of the buildings, or view them in their original splendor. As your understanding of this incomparable city is deepened, so will your knowledge of the ancient society of which Pompeii is such an unforgettable example. The information boxes on art, history and lifestyle will be your guide on this exciting tour. Your virtual visit to Pompeii will seem even more realistic thanks to the reconstructed statistics in several formats, all of which document the extraordinary cultural and artistic richness of the city of Pompeii.

Virtual Pompeii includes:

  • Three-dimensional views of the principal monuments
  • Walk the streets of Pompeii and enter the buildings for close-up views
  • Photographs of the art, buildings and decorative relics
  • Maps and history of the inhabitation of Pompeii
  • Illustrations of the temples, workplaces and houses
  • Complete index of the ruins and reconstructed landmarks

Almost two thousand years after the destruction of Pompeii, the mystery still enthralls people around the world. The history, the art, the life of the people are the subjects of constant research and study.

Virtual Pompeii allows you to walk the streets of this ancient city, to enter its monuments and marketplaces, to view its artwork as if you were an inhabitant. Take the Tour of Pompeii and walk through the ruins of the city destroyed by volcanic eruptions in 79 A.D. Reconstructed maps point you to landmarks such as the Temple of Jupiter, the Forum and the Large Theater.

Learn about the history of Pompeii: when the first inhabitants came to the ancient bed of lava; building the Temple of Apollo and the Doric Temple; the Romans conquering and ruling the island after a long siege; and finally the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD. The tragic events of that night were recorded by the Roman writer Pliny the Younger. Read firsthand how Pompeii came to an end, in either English or Ancient Latin.

And what of the life and art of ancient Pompeii? Virtual Pompeii provides you with detailed descriptions of the houses, public buildings and workplaces, based on extensive excavations and archeological expeditions. View the four styles of decorative art found throughout Pompeii, the paintings, the murals and the ancient friezes, as if you were there.

In the Index, virtual Pompeii explains how the culture is reflected in the remains of the buildings, from the Amphitheater to the Villa of the Mysteries. Important buildings such as the Temples, unexcavated buildings and the lines of conserved walls are vividly described and depicted in text and images.

Requirements: MPC compliant computer, Microsoft Windows 3.1 or higher, Windows 95 compatible, 8 Meg RAM, 5 Meg available hard disk space, double speed CD-ROM or better, 16 bit sound, 256 color VGA monitor (640x480).

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