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  Saturday  August 10  2002    11: 01 AM


Some people just get carried away with things, which is great for us.

Paul Bigot's model of Rome

The scale model of Rome is a plaster model of about 70 square metres (11m*6m). Its scale being 1/400, the model represents 3/5 of the city as it was when Constantine was its Emperor, at the beginning of the fourth century.

Its creator, architect Paul Bigot (born in Orbec,1870-died in Paris,1942) was awarded the Grand Prize of Rome in 1900 and he devoted most of his life to this reconstruction of Rome. [read more]

thanks to plep