A thousand years of Venetian records, maps and images could digitally reconstruct this city's deep history, giving researchers insight into urban life, from disease patterns to trade trends.
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The State archives of Venice contain records stretching back over a thousand years. The vast collection of maps, images and other documents provide an incredibly detailed look into Venetian history. This could be used to create a kind of virtual time machine for historians and the public to explore the city. Read the feature here: https://www.nature.com/news/the-time-machine-reconstructing-ancient-venice-s-social-networks-1.22147 And find out more about the project at: http://vtm.epfl.ch