VR To Help Uncover New Pompeii District

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VR To Help Uncover New Pompeii District
View of the unexplored Regio V district ©Parco Archeologico di Pompei

 

An entire quarter of the ancient Roman city of Pompeii is set to be uncovered using drones, lasers and virtual reality, the director-general of the site, Massimo Osanna, said Friday.
 

The new hi-tech digs will take place to the north of the already discovered city, an area that has been unexplored since the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD that buried Pompeii in ash.
 

View of the unexplored Regio V district  ©Parco Archeologico di Pompei

 

Measuring a half-hectare in Regio V, the new area includes a buried alley with buildings along it including homes, shops and taverns.
 

"We expect great discoveries," Osanna said.

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