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Flyover reveals Venice's ancestor


Aerial photos have given a detailed view of the ancient Roman city of Altinum, sometimes described as the ancestor to Venice, thanks to its complex network of canals and rivers.

Here, an animated flyover gives a bird's eye view of the city, which can be found in Northern Italy.

The study is published in the journal Science.

Footage courtesy of Science/AAAS


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