The answer to this first question is answered on the site stating, “[t]he purposes of this site are to use the Internet to permit free use and easy viewing of the digital model by people all over the world; to provide documentation for the archaeological evidence and theories utilized to create the model; and to offer basic information about the individual features comprising the digital model so that their history and cultural context can be readily understood.” The problems that this site address goes along the lines of if visitors or users of this site, wanted to visit the Roman Forum in Italy in 400 AD. We found that this project was founded and created by UCLA in 2005 with the support from the National Science Foundation and we found that the site is completed. The site is a simple site that can take one to images and descriptions based on what one clicks on. Also, the model of Rome is shown in 3D form found under Timemap and one can drag the mouse to look at real and reconstructed images of Italy. There is also a database, where one can search for key word to find something specific. As for the interrelation, because of the databases and models that this site employs it gives the user the experience to see the forum as it was in 400 AD. While being students of UW-Stout we understood that this technology was probably the most high tech in its day, but with Stout being a hands-on school we could incorporate our research methods with more advanced technologies to create a more seamless experience for the user. Also, if we had the option to recreate the interface, we would create a complete 3D model of the Roman Forum to allow the user to look at it how they would want to so it could be more visually orientated and create points of interest that is able to link back to the database. -Russell, Jace, and Katie.

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