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The Timemap

Selecting "Timemap" from the main navigation bar at the top of each page will allow you to browse reconstructions by location and date. More instructions are available directly on the Timemap page itself.

Searching reconstructions

Selecting "Search" from the main navigation bar at the top of each page will allow you to search reconstructions by keywords or browse by categories.

To perform a keyword search enter a term in the text field and press "Go". For example, searching for "arch" will display all reconstructions of arches; searching for "Tacitus" will display all reconstructions associated with the Roman author Tacitus. Note that the results of a keyword search are always reconstructions; currently, the search does not return documents such as ancient texts (which are available in the bibliography and resources section on each building), although this may be available in later versions.

You can better control your search by using standard constructs common to most online search engines. For example, enclosing multiple search terms in quotation marks will return results that contain the exact quoted phrase, while entering unquoted multiple terms will return results that contain either phrase. Also, separating multiple terms with "+" signs will return results that contain all the terms in any order.

To browse reconstructions by predefined category simply click on the appropriate category link in the lower half of the search page. "Browse by Primary Sources" searches for all reconstructions mentioned by a given ancient Roman author; "Browse by Function" searches for all reconstructions of features having a given function or use in Roman times; "Browse by Type" searches for all reconstructions of features belonging to given physical or formal types.