Google is bringing Ancient Rome to life with its Google Earth tool.

Google Earth now features a 3D representation of Rome in 320AD and allows users to fly around the city and explore more than 6,700 ancient buildings including the Roman Forum, the Colosseum, the Basilica and the Arch of Constantine.

Developed in conjunction with Past Perfect Productions, the University of California and the University of Virginia, the tool can be accessed by clicking on the 'Layers' panel. Users should then select the 'Gallery', which features the 'Ancient Rome 3D' option.

Users will also benefit from information written by expert historians that is displayed in bubbles throughout the city as well as viewing the architecture in detail.

"For centuries, people all over the world have been fascinated by Roman civilisation. We're delighted to share the culmination of years of work by scholars, historians, artists and others with Google Earth users around the world," said Michael Jones, Google Earth chief technology advocate.

Google Earth now lets users take a trip through Ancient Rome

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