Google Earth maps Ancient Rome, hope to catch up to modern Rome within the next 2000 years


Google Earth has become even cooler. Now, in addition to viewing the Earth in 3 dimensions, you can now navigate through – Rome at least – in the 4th dimension: time.

Researchers at the Universities of California and Virginia have painstakingly mapped out ancient Rome in 3D, when Rome was at its most developed – though it looks as though they’ve left out all of the signage, barriers, fences and builders that were there when Transport for Rome decided to close down half the aqueduct network every single weekend for “upgrades”.

Poor rock stars: Squier Strat electric guitar seized in Italian customs, full of cocaine

When I first saw this photo, my naive mind assumed it was a very poorly made cake with black marzipan icing, but on closer inspection…yep, that looks like Pete Doherty’s annual intake of Columbian marching power.

The black Squier Strat electric guitar was reportedly filled to overflowing with €2,500,000 worth of pure coke, and attempted to be smuggled from Costa Rica to Rome by an unnamed 30-year old suspect. Not…