Rebuilt Romans Blog

(Binchester and beyond)

Binchester in Virtual Worlds

Over the last year, I've been working with avatar Torin Golding inside the online virtual world of Second Life. Torin owns and manages a large recreation community based on the ancient Roman world. We've joined with him in adding two sims (virtual islands) to his large estate where Torin will build the project a full-scale reproduction of the Binchester fort and vicus. It will contain a wide range of interactive displays and exhibits helping visitors to learn about the site and the history of Roman Britain.

We've been putting this virtual reconstruction program together for many months and are happy it is finally starting! Stay tuned for more updates on the program and check out Torin's community web blog at