This LA Times Travel article takes a look at a high-tech show based on a virtual map of the ancient Rome. Frome the article: "It’s back to the future — or is that forward to the past? — at a theater near the Coliseum where “3-D Rewind Rome” opens on Nov. 20. The high-tech, virtual-reality program is aimed at introducing visitors to ancient Rome in a vivid and exciting way to prepare them for touring the 2,000-year-old city.
Spectators don special 3-D glasses for the 30-minute program that uses some 60,000 virtual characters — senators, plebeians, even vestal virgins — brought to life using some of the same kinds of technology that created “The Lord of the Rings.”