Archaeologists and computer scientists from Sweden's Lund University have teamed up to create a 3D model of Old Pompeii based on the artifacts and ruins that are on the site of the historic city today. However, rather than just creating a digitized model of the ruins themselves, the researchers extrapolated from the information and artifacts available to create a 3D model of the city as it would have looked in its prime.
Pompeii is best known for the harrowing casts of its ancient citizens who were flash-buried by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. However, the city was a thriving metropolis at the time, home to some of the more powerful people in the empire. Lund University's reconstruction features some of these powerful abodes, such as the manor of a wealthy resident named Caecilius as it likely looked before the eruption.