From Indiana to Italy, media share news of IU virtual archaeologist’s ancient sundial discovery

sun over obelisk

Virtual simulation image of the sun atop the obelisk with the Altar of Peace in the foreground.

Indiana University’s first archaeo-informaticist, Bernie Frischer, has again grabbed international attention with research mixing the latest in gaming technology with archaeological data, this time using information from NASA to find a 2,000-year-old star chart needed to confirm how a sun dial and Egyptian obelisk were used in ancient Rome. See the original IU Newsroom release and statewide, national and international media coverage:


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