New App enables Forum visitors to explore background information, view close-up images of inaccessible areas, and interact with 3D reconstructions of the monuments as they tour the site.

The Roman Forum Monuments in 3D

Our research on your mobile device

The Roman Forum App gives visitors an overview of the seven standing monuments in the Forum as they navigate a satellite map of the site. These include the five ancient temples and two triumphal arches. The app is a product of 3D scan and imagery data collected between 2010 and present day on the site. The app allows the visitor to get a quick overview of the monument in question and some up close images of areas typically not accessible to the general public. The 3D model allows visitors to look around the remains of the monuments in a 360° rotatable and zoomable view.

The app is a result of the work of the DHARMA Team under the direction of Prof. Krupali Uplekar Krusche from the University of Notre Dame.

In partnership with

Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali

Parco Archeologico del Colosseo
Dr. Alfonsina Russo, Director
Dr. Patrizia Fortini, Roman Forum Management

University of Notre Dame


  • Prof. Krupali Uplekar Krusche, Director DHARMA, School of Architecture
  • Prof. Giovanna Lenzi Sandusky, Italian Studies – College of Arts and Letters

VisArray Team, Center for Research Computing

  • Prof. Christopher Sweet, Associate Director
  • Kristina Furse Davis, Visual Strategist
  • Markus Krusche, Product Owner
  • James Sweet, PhD researcher (Computer Science) (2011 – present)

GigaPan Team

  • Paul Turner, Academic Technologies OIT
  • Ben Keller (Civil Engineering) (2010-2013)

Research Assistants

  • Ryan Hughes (2010-2013)
  • Luke Golesh (2010-2012)
  • Selena Anders (2007-2009)


  • Megan Ortman (2014 – present)
  • Mark Gazda (2014 – present)
  • Kelleigh Ward (2014 – present)
  • Taylor Stein (2013 - present)
  • Stephanie Escobar (2013 - present)
  • Nathalie Stenger (2013 - present)
  • Connor Moran (2013 - present)
  • Shannon McGoldrick (2011-2013)
  • Mason Roberts (2011-2013)
  • Olga Bryazka (2012-2013)
  • Keaton Bloom (2012-2013)
  • Ariana Estrella (2012-2013)
  • Larrissa Esmilla (2010)
  • Elizabeth Fuller (2010)
  • Kaitlyn Smous (2010)
  • Lon Stousland (2010)