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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian05 Oct 2017 3:47 p.m. PST

Now, VR users can tour parts of ancient Athens like it appeared 2,000 years ago thanks to an Australian startup called Lithodomos VR. Think photorealistic and archeologically accurate renditions of famous structures including the acropolis and agora delivered straight to your VR headset.

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robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP05 Oct 2017 4:02 p.m. PST

It's cynical and suspicious of me, but I'm hearing the comment on Evan's reconstruction of Knossos: "hypotheses in reinforced concrete, and no less shaky for all that."

But it will be much cheaper to update the VR when classical Athens changes again.

whitejamest06 Oct 2017 11:39 a.m. PST

That's pretty exciting. I'm perfectly prepared to accept any detail as conjectural and still enjoy the sights.

I certainly wouldn't recommend tourists standing in front of the actual ruins with VR glasses on their face. That's a great way to lose your wallet and passport….

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