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VR App Recreates Ancient Jerusalem

4/10/2017 3:45 PM Eastern

A VR app called Lithodomos VR ($1.99 in Google Play and $2.99 on the App Store) recreates part of ancient Jerusalem in the first century when it was at the height of Roman rule. The app was developed by Simon Young, an archeology doctoral student at the University of Melbourne in Australia.

"We're really making sure that rather than just being haphazardly thrown together, what you're seeing really does correspond to the research," Young tells Live Science about the app's accuracy. "I see virtual reality as a really important way of communicating what is often a lifetime of work for many archaeologists, so there's a line I don’t cross."

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